Noble Planetarium

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In a Nutshell

  • Images of the universe
  • Contemporary & classic music
  • Friday & Saturday showings

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Promotional value expires Sep 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 2 per visit. Subject to availability. Live music and lighting may not be suitable for all guests. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A laser can be used for myriad purposes, such as a presentation pointer, an alarm tripwire, or a "super-villain laser" laser pointer. Take aim at light beams with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get two passes to Laser Nights showing at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Noble Planetarium (up to a $16 Value).

Each Friday and Saturday night at the 90-seat Noble Planetarium, Laser Nights entertains the senses of sight and sound simultaneously with flashing colored beams choreographed to some of the most beloved musical themes of the past 50 years.

Families of humans and robots alike will enjoy Friday night’s Laser Lights Family Style, a 25-minute, family-friendly feast for the eyes and ears, combining lasers, digital images, and tunes from bands such as the Beach Boys and the Beatles. Fridays and Saturdays light up with two rollicking shows: at 7 p.m., Rock: Like It Was Meant to Be! blasts classic rock songs such as "Sweet Emotion" and "The Time Warp" to visions of star charts and animated graphics behind chromatic rays. At 8 and 9 p.m., Pink Floyd takes over the sound system with a beginning-to-end spin of some of the English rock band’s greatest hits. The full-dome captivating visuals crisscrossed by kaleidoscopic beams will leave one reflecting on life’s more philosophical conundrums, such as, "Why don’t I have lasers at my house?"

Reviews

Parents Connect rated the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History the best museum for little kids in 2008, and Frommer's recommends it. Insider Pagers give the museum an average of five stars, and six Yelpers give it 3.5 stars.

  • One of the largest of its kind in the country, with a domed Omni (IMAX) theater, a planetarium, eight exhibition galleries, and hands-on science displays, this museum offers tons of fun and adventure for families. – Frommer's

Omni Theater

In the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Omni Theater’s domed, 120-foot-wide IMAX screen towers over moviegoers, projecting myriad tales of human, beast, and machine alike across eight stories. The screen has born documentaries on topics such as the Serengeti desert, the Grand Canyon, and the aquatic ecosystems that distinguish the ocean from well-maintained dunk tanks. Originally limited by its scale to films that lasted an hour or less, the theater can now show feature-length films thanks to digital remastering technology, and its new IMAX IDO projection lens has increased films’ brightness and sharpness. These developments mark yet another addition to its pioneering history, which includes being among the first IMAX screens in the region when it opened in 1983.

Customer Reviews

It's something that is fun and very family friendly
Linda B. · December 17, 2014
great expierence for the kids
Shelley D. · September 25, 2013
We have boys, ages six and nine. Our family of four enjoyed visit very much!
Kimberly S. · September 12, 2013
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    Cultural District

    1600 Gendy St.

    Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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