Laserium, the original cosmic laser show, returns to the Saint Louis Science Center for a limited engagement in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium.
"It's the one thing that I have been asked consistently since I first arrived in St. Louis over a year ago," said Bert Vescolani, president and CEO of the Saint Louis Science Center. "Can you bring back the laser shows? Well, you asked for it: Lights! Music! Planetarium! They're back!"
Laserium first premiered at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in the summer of 1975 and became an instant hit, captivating audiences with a collage of vibrant colors and laser illusions set to an eclectic mix of music. The music selection is a mix of classic and rock, from Holst's "Neptune" to Pink Floyd's "Echoes."
Laserium opens to the general public on April 5, 2013, with two shows at 8:30 and 10 p.m. Admission is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. The laser shows will continue on selected dates through April.