Now that brave explorers have trekked through Antarctica, Santa Claus’s North Pole warehouse, and Gary Busey’s garage, scientists can confirm that space is the final frontier. Travel beyond Earth's atmosphere with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for two tickets to a laser music show (up to a $20 value)
- $19 for four tickets (up to a $40 value)
- $26 for six tickets (up to a $60 value)
The planetarium's show schedule includes laser music shows that mesmerize audiences with kaleidoscopic images set to the songs of popular bands such as Pink Floyd, the Beatles, and U2. Customers can also attend Legends of the Night Sky, a series of 20-minute educational shows telling the stories behind constellations’ namesakes. Click here to view descriptions of laser shows, which run from April 4–29 on Wednesdays through Sundays. Reservations are required.
Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Since opening its star-dappled doors in 1964, the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium has delighted sky-gazing enthusiasts through effulgent re-creations of the night sky and educational journeys through the solar system with its 24-foot-diameter dome, capable of illuminating 4,000 stars. Celestial explorations have included shows such as Uranus and Neptune: Planets of the Telescope Age, which explores the planets and their improbable journey from drifting stardust to two of the solar system's gas giants. Attractions such as Shorter Nights: Passage Into Spring reveal the dazzling sights visible in the local Buffalo sky in the buildup to the equinox, and Pluto and the Other Dwarfs: Smaller Objects of the Solar System guide sojourners on a quest to view the celestial orb as it hides, weeping over its stripped status as a planet, behind Saturn's rings.