Laser shows light up Mueller Planetarium Feb. 17-19

Laser shows light up Mueller Planetarium Feb. 17-19

An image from "Laser Safari."
An image from "Laser Safari."

Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall will light up with laser light shows for one weekend only in February.

From Feb. 17-19, brilliant laser graphics and abstract images will fill Nebraska’s first full-dome digital projection theater in three separate shows:

  • Laser Safari (35 minutes): Cast off on an incredible ecological adventure that explores the secrets of two amazing ecosystems, the African Serengeti and South America's Amazon Rainforest. Laser Safari recreates these intriguing corners of the world in dazzling laser light to study their unusual climates and strange inhabitants. With the aid of Professor Percy Bristlebrow and L.U.C.I.E, the world's only Laser Unified Computer and Interactive Entity, audiences of all ages are sure to have a fun and informative experience.

  • Black History Laser Tribute (42 minutes): Part history lesson and part uplifting musical revival, the Black History Laser Tribute is a fun, unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. Transformative historical events such as the formation of the Tuskegee Airmen and Dr. King's landmark “I Have a Dream” address are brought to life using dazzling lasers. Enjoy toe-tapping musical classics from Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.

  • Laser Beatles (40 minutes – not suitable for children): The Beatles never looked so good. Whether in the mood for a mind-warping ride on a yellow submarine or just looking for an excuse to twist and shout, the Laser Beatles classic rock laser show has something for everyone. Featuring 15 Beatles classics, such as “Hard Day's Night,” “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “Yesterday” and “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,” this is considered by many to be the most spellbinding Beatles laser show yet.

Tickets and times are available for purchase at the front desk in Morrill Hall or by calling 402-472-2637 for both matinee and evening shows. Regular museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; doors will re-open at 5:30 p.m. for evening shows.

The museum’s exhibits will not be open during the evening laser shows. Because of overhead motion and occasional loud sounds, children must be at least 4 years of age to be admitted.

For more information, click here or call 402-472-2641.

Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is the state's premier museum of natural history. The museum is focused on promoting discovery in natural science, fostering scientific understanding and interpretation of Earth’s past, present and future, and enhancing stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Nebraska through world-class exhibits, collections and special events.