Laser Fantasy

It’s back!

For a limited time laser shows, presented by Laser Fantasy, have returned to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. This cosmic concert series is an immersive experience for all of your senses. From Beyoncé to the Beatles, guests can rock out to their favorite artists as they take in a stunning and unique visual light show. 

The Museum will host laser shows from August-Winter 2022 inside the Planetarium. It opens to members Thursday, August 4 and to the public Friday, August 5. Shows will be at 4:15 p.m. daily and most Friday nights at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

Laser Fantasy Schedule

Laser Elton John

Friday, Nov. 25
5:30 p.m.
Elton John has sold over 300 million records over 6 decades in show business, making him one of the biggest selling artists of all time. Laser Elton John celebrates his larger than life persona, bringing the Rocket Man’s powerful music to life in gorgeous laser light.
Play list:
Benny and the Jets
I'm Still Standing
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - (LUMIA)
I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues - (BEAMS)
Levon and more...
Run time: 55 minutes
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Laser Lazirvana (Nirvana)

Friday, Nov. 25
6:45 p.m
Nirvana ushered in the era of grunge, and changed the way rock would sound for years to come. Relive the band’s short but very influential career in a powerful laser tribute.

Play list: 

Come as You Are
Floyd the Barber
Pennyroyal Tea and more...

Run time: 54 minutes

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Laser Dark Side of the Moon

Friday, Nov. 25, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 1 and 8, 4:15 p.m.

Featuring the complete soundtrack to one of rock’s most powerful albums, Laser Dark Side of the Moon reaches into Pink Floyd’s 1973 masterpiece to create a mind-bending light and sound landscape.

Play List:

Speak to Me
On the Run
Time - (BEAMS)
The Great Gig in the Sky (LUMIA) and more...

Run time - 48 minutes

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Laser Michael Jackson

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 5, 4:15 p.m.
Michael Jackson's amazing musical career is chronicled in this laser tribute the The King of Pop. His timeless hits live on in laser light.
Play list: 
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
The Way You Make Me Feel
Black Or White
Human Nature (LUMIA) and more...
Run time: 57 minutes
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Laser Bowie

Nov. 22-23, 4:15 p.m.
Nov. 25-27, 4:15 p.m.
Dec. 2, 4:15 p.m.
Laser Bowie celebrates the musical legacy of the enigmatic chameleon of music David Bowie. Enjoy the glam and spectacle of lasers dancing along with the music of one of the most influential artists in music.
Play List:
Oh! You Pretty Thing
Let's Dance
Lazarus (LUMIA)
Rebel Rebel (BEAMS) and more...
Run time: 53 minutes
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Laser Fantasy: Laser Beatles

Nov. 28 & Dec. 9
4:15 p.m.
From their beginnings revolutionizing rock n roll, to their psychedelic era, this show visualizes the Beatles’ music with energy and beauty.
Play List:
Rock and Roll Music
Twist and Shout
Hard Days Night
When I'm 64
Yesterday (LUMIA)
Tomorrow Never Knows and more...
Run time: 45 minutes
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Laser Fantasy: Laser Bruno Mars

Nov. 30 & Dec. 6
4:15 p.m.

Singer, songwriter, musician, producer, dancer, Bruno Mars is a pop powerhouse. Laser Bruno Mars brings his retro showmanship and style to the dome in vibrant laser light. With an energetic soundtrack combined with gorgeous visuals, Laser Bruno Mars is just plain fun.

Play List:

24k Magic
It Will Rain
The Lazy Song (BEAMS)
Versace On The Floor (LUMIA) and more...

Run time: 49 minutes

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Laser Fantasy: That ’80s Laser Show

Saturday, Dec. 3
4:15 p.m.
Flashback to the time when neon spandex, acid washed jeans, and mullets were totally radical dude! There's no better way to relive the biggest hits of the 1980's than in spectacular laser light. Featuring hits by Huey Lewis, The B-52's, Prince, Depeche Mode, and much much more.
Play List:
Back In Time - Huey Lewis
New Sensations - INXS
Hot, Hot, Hot - Buster Poindexter
Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
Future's So Bright - Timbuk 3
Run time - 57 minutes
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Laser Fantasy: That 90’s Laser Show

Sunday, Dec. 4
4:15 p.m.
Back before the Y2K bug was the thing that wasn't a thing, and while the internet was just getting started, the 1990's introduced some truly memorable music. Experience the grunge and pop sensations that shaped the soundscape prior to the millennium, in the most appropriate way... with lasers of course.
Play List:
Friends theme - The Rembrandts
Them Bones - Alice In Chains
Block Rockin’ Beats - The Chemical Brothers
All Star - Smash Mouth
This Kiss - Faith Hill
Gettin’ Jiggy Wit it - Will Smith and more...
Run time: 56 minutes
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Laser Fantasy - Laser Holiday Magic

Dec. 10-11
4:15 p.m.
Celebrate the season with Laser Holiday Magic. We've gathered a selection of our favorite holiday tunes and brought them to life with gorgeous laser choreography. Vibrant animations and gorgeous abstracts dance above your heads, as the music takes you away from the hustle and bustle. It might be cold outside, but it's nice and toasty under the dome. Gather up your loved ones and share the one of a kind experience that is Laser Holiday Magic.
Play List:
Joy to the World
Jingle Bell Rock
All I Want for Christmas is You
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
We Three Kings and more...
Run time: 36 minutes
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7 things to know about the Laser Shows at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

by Julio Poletti

You’ve heard about our latest sold-out laser shows at the Museum of Nature & Science in Denver but haven’t yet bought your tickets. I get it. Some of you are just as confused as I was. I was born in 1989, so I had no recollection of ever going to or hearing about “laser shows”...What are they?  

If this sounds like you, you can thank me later. I’ve created this quick blog to explain exactly what laser shows are and what to expect.  

If you’re into the latest ’80s and ’90s trends, this is something you need to experience at least once. For a limited time, laser shows, presented by Laser Fantasy, have returned to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, from August to Winter 2022 inside the Planetarium.  


What are Laser Shows?

Think of it as going to the movie theater. You’ll form a line outside of our Planetarium, go inside this dark room and take a seat. Then, the show begins above you. Look up! 

A laser show uses projected laser beans to entertain you – they bounce around, change colors, create shapes and flash fast and often. It’s like watching your computer’s screen saver swirling to the beat of music or a specific theme, like a concert, a TV series or a genre. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.  

What kind of shows and themes can I expect?  

From pop stars to TV series, you can rock out to your favorite music or shows as you take in a stunning and unique visual light show. Other popular shows we have are Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, Beastie Boy, The Dark Side of the Moon and Beyonce.  

How long are the shows and what dates?  

The shows vary in time between 45-55 minutes depending on which you choose. Our daily shows begin at 4:15 p.m., but on Fridays we offer evening hours, 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

What is the most popular show, and why?  

Right now, our most popular show (often sold out in minutes!) is Stranger Things, based on this award-winning Netflix Original series and of the streamer’s biggest hits. This 1980s-inspired sci-fi series has earned more than 60 awards and has been nominated more than 200 times. It’s no surprise fans are flocking to the Museum to watch this laser show.  

If you see tickets available for a show you’d like to see, make sure you get your tickets as soon as possible as shows sell out within minutes. 

What new shows are coming soon?  

We’re looking at more Stranger Things and Halloween-themed shows to come in late October. Shows will happen through December, but the schedule has not been fully released. Check here for new shows and showtimes.  

Are Laser shows safe for everyone?  

Some shows may contain explicit language and images that could trigger adults and children. Laser and fast-changing strobe lights and fog machines are used throughout each showing of Laser Fantasy.  

Laser shows provided by Laser Fantasy are recommended for ages 8 and up. Due to the environment, parents should use discretion when bringing children to these shows. The Museum offers kid- and adult-size noise-reducing headphones in the planetarium for Laser Shows. Ushers will provide headphones upon request before you enter the theater. 

If you have any medical concerns or medical conditions, please consult your doctor before attending a show. For questions about specific shows, please check out the setlist or call the Museum’s guest services team at 303.370.6000. 

Do I need separate tickets, buy them in advance?  

Yes. Laser shows require an additional ticket besides general admission or membership. We recommend purchasing them online in advance as many shows have sold out. Buy tickets here. 


  • Member Youth, ages 3-18, $8
  • Member Adult, ages 19-64, $10
  • Member Senior, 65+, $8
  • Youth, ages 3-18, $12
  • Adult, ages 19-64, $14
  • Senior ages 65+, $12 
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