Flandreau Planetarium

Things To Do In Tucson
#24 Flandreau Planetarium Laser Light Show
1601 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 621-STAR

The Flandreau Planetarium in Tucson, Arizona, opened in 1975 with a goal of increasing public interest and awareness in science and astronomy. Over time, the planetarium became an integral part of many areas of science including Optical Sciences, Lunar and Planetary Sciences and technology.

Many people who lived in Tucson in the 1980’s probably remember the laser light shows offered at the Flandreau Planetarium with great fondness, as it was a technologically and aesthetically fantastic show to see and people came from all over the country to see it. Over time, focus was taken away from the laser light show, and it was eventually phased out.

Flandreau Planetarium things to do in Tucson in Az, U of A, University of Arizona
Flandreau Planetarium, things to do in Tucson in Az, Arizona, U of A, University of Arizona

Fast forward about 10 years and the Flandreau Planetarium has brought back the majestic and artistic laser light show (YEA!!), which was sadly absent from their scientific repertoire for a decade. Seems like public demand finally won out.

The laser light show was a main attraction and without it, leaders realized that interest in the planetarium would continue to decline. So, they decided to update the show and bring it back.

When you head over to check it out, you will see a spectacular laser light show set to music (currently: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon) in their closed theater. They also have exhibits to see (which are included in the price of admission).

The Flandreau Planetarium is located on the northeast corner of University Boulevard and Cherry Avenue in central Tucson. After 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on weekends, metered parking spaces on and around the University of Arizona campus is FREE. There are also parking lots and parking is available the U of A Cherry Avenue Garage. We have ventured down there on several occasions and sometimes the parking in the garage is also FREE. Admission rates:

Laser Light Show Admission (includes exhibits)
Adults: $10
Children (4 to 15 years old): $7.50
Children under 4 years old: Free
Cat Card Holders and Arizona college students (with ID): $7.50

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