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
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 OUTSaturday, October 12, 11:00 am SOLD OUTSunday, October 13, 2:00 pm SOLD OUTSunday, October 13, 3:00 pmSaturday, October 26, 10:00 am & 1:30 pmSunday, October 27, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm
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.
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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
Statewide Star Party
Be a part of the first ever star party with the whole state of Minnesota!
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
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.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about SPACE
Sunday, March 1
3.14 Pi Day Show
Saturday, March 14Sunday, March 15
Carnival of the Animals
Saturday, April 18Sunday, April 19
Star Wars: May the Fourth
Monday, May 4, 7 pm