After long days reading DVDs and correcting eyesight, lasers enjoy converging inside planetarium domes to blow off steam with refractive promenades. Enjoy chromatic choreography with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to a laser show at the Drake Planetarium and Science Center in Norwood (up to a $20 value). Choose from any of the 44 shows listed on the schedule page. All planetarium shows are held on the fourth floor of Norwood High School.
The Drake Planetarium and Science Center's scintillating shows and informative exhibits employ the power of futuristic science to entertain and enlighten. The summer Laser Show Series combines classical-style 2-D animation, 3-D images, and abstract geometric shapes, emulating the experience of reading a cubist pop-up book. Legends of the Night Sky tells the mythological tales of the constellations Orion, Perseus, and Andromeda with an eye for comedy and history. The show ends with a guided tour of the night sky, pointing out where the stars and constellations can be found: overhead. A wide variety of music shows also run throughout the summer, with dazzling light displays synced up with the tunes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, U2, Metallica, and other classic bands.
Drake Planetarium & Science Center
The Drake Planetarium & Science Center captivates young minds with educational shows as well as after-school programs that teach creative problem solving and teamwork. Planetarium shows cover a wide range of topics and teach audiences to recognize seasonally changing constellations, planets, lunar foliage, and other celestial events. Starry Nights at Drake Planetarium invites stargazers to peep into the universe through the facility's powerful projectors or highly-magnified monocles, and laser light shows also grace the planetarium dome with a full-color, full-dome, laser abstract animations choreographed to classic rock, country, pop, and holiday-themed recordings.
2020 Sherman Ave.
Norwood, Ohio 45212Get Directions