Planetarium Special Events

  • The planetarium periodically hosts special events that reach beyond the night sky. Special events may invite viewers to navigate a coral reef, travel inside a human cell, or explore the Sistine Chapel.

    All special events are presented in the MSUM planetarium, located on campus.

    The Skies over Hogwarts Planetarium Show

    The Skies over Hogwarts

    Join us for this special Halloween show! Choose your house and learn about the stars and sky behind the famous characters! A great show for all ages and a must-see for any Potter fan! Costumes are ENCOURAGED!

    Saturday, October 12, 10:00 am SOLD OUT
    Saturday, October 12, 11:00 am SOLD OUT
    Sunday, October 13, 2:00 pm SOLD OUT
    Sunday, October 13, 3:00 pm
    Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am & 1:30 pm
    Sunday, October 27, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm

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    Come rock out under the dome in an experience like none other at MSUM’s 6th annual Laserfest. Treat your senses to pulsing beats, incredible imagery and dazzling laser light effects. Featuring music from over five decades, hearts, eyes and ears will enjoy the beautiful colors and laser art set to a collection of musical delights in an immersive visual environment. From rock to pop, metal to alternative there is sure to be something for the whole family.

    October 19-20

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    Kavli Institute Lecture A Universe of Surprises

    A Universe of Surprises

    A Kavli Institute Fulldome Lecture: Dr. Laura Trouille & Dr. Chris Lintott will show how scientists cope with surprises, what’s it’s like to think you might have found aliens, and how you too might make a remarkable discovery from the comfort of your home.

    Friday, November 1, 7:30 pm


    Minnesota Statewide Star Party

    Statewide Star Party

    Be a part of the first ever star party with the whole state of Minnesota!

    November 8-11


    Holiday Skies

    With the Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphony, we present familiar holiday music with stunning visuals in the planetarium.

    Saturday, December 7, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm


    Romance Under the Stars Planetarium Show

    Romance Under the Stars

    Need a special gift for that certain someone? Bring your sweetheart to the MSUM Planetarium for a special night under the stars! Treat you and that special someone to a romantic night like none other. Take in the beauty of the heavens and learn about some of the romantic tales tied to the sky. Join us for a special tour of the Cosmos, as we explore romantic constellations in our night sky, and visit the most breathtaking places in the universe.

    February 13-15


    The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about SPACE

    Sunday, March 1


    3.14 Pi Day Show

    Saturday, March 14
    Sunday, March 15


    Carnival of the Animals

    Saturday, April 18
    Sunday, April 19


    Star Wars: May the Fourth

    Monday, May 4, 7 pm