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 Stranger Things

September 12-18, 4:15 p.m.
September 23, 5:30, 6:45 & 8:00 p.m.

Fans can't get enough of the retro vibe of the hit series Stranger Things. Take a trip to the upside-down in the safety of the dome. Experience the '80s tunes and soundscapes from the show reinterpreted in vibrant laser light.

Play List:

Stranger Things
Sunglasses at Night - Corey Hart
Every Breath You Take - The Police Kids
Girls on Film - Duran Duran and more...

Run time: 57 minutes

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Laser Stranger Things Season 4

October 17, 19-23, 2022 - 4:15 p.m.
October 28, 2022 - 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
 

Fans can't get enough of the retro vibe of the hit series Stranger Things. Take a trip to the upside-down in the safety of the dome. Experience the '80s tunes and soundscapes from the show reinterpreted in vibrant laser light.

Play list:

Stranger Things Intro
Sunglasses at Night
You Spin Me Round
Teens
Baba O Riley (BEAMS) and more...

Run time: 55 minutes

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Laser Doors

Fridays
September 2 - September 16
8:00 p.m.

The mystique of The Doors and Jim Morrison’s unique blend of 60s rock and psychedelia meshes with mind-bending visuals in a show that has been a hit with generations of Doors fans.

Play List:

Break on Through
Love Her Madly
People Are Strange
Horse Latitudes
Moonlight Drive 

and more...

Run time: 58 minutes

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The Wall

Fridays
September 2 - September 16
6:45 p.m.
 
Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 epic about personal struggle weaves its story in one of the most popular laser shows ever produced.
 
Play List:
 
In The Flesh?
The Thin Ice
Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1)
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2) 
and more...
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Laser Daft Punk

Fridays
September 2 - September 16
5:30 p.m.

The French electronic music duo known as Daft Punk brought house music to the masses. The Laser Daft Punk show is an exciting tribute to the visual spectacle of the costumed pair, and their extravagant live shows.

Play List:

Digital Love
Aerodynamic (LUMIA)
Superheroes / Human after all / Rock’n Roll
Face to Face / Short Circuit (BEAMS)
Derezzed 
and more...
 
Run time: 57 minutes
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Laser Prince

Monday - Sunday
September 5 - 11
4:15 p.m.
 
Prince, the enigmatic flamboyant musical virtuoso from Minneapolis reshaped the music scene. His imaginative music blends funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, and pop. Laser Prince celebrates his musical legacy with an amazing soundtrack, beautiful laser choreography, and of course a lot of purple.
 
Play List:
 
Let’s Go Crazy
1999
Little Red Corvette
I Wanna be Your Lover
Diamonds and Pearls (LUMIA)
and more...
 
Run time: 55 minutes
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Laser Queen

Monday - Sunday
September 19 - 25
4:15 p.m.
 
Queen's epic songs provided a soundtrack to the 70s and 80s. Laser Queen was inspired by these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, and combines their biggest hit songs with intense laser programming for one heck of a show.
 
Play list:
 
We Will Rock You
Bicycle Race
Another One Bites The Dust
Best Friend (LUMIA)
Flash and more...
 
Rum time: 53 minutes
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Laser Motown

September 26-28
4:15 p.m.
 
In the late 1950s Berry Gordy Jr. formed a small Detroit-based record company called Motown Records. Their slogan was “The Sound of Young America”. Over 40 years later, Laser Fantasy captures the spirit of the Motown sound from recordings by The Temptations, The Four Tops, Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder.
 
Play list:
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Reflections (BEAMS)
Marvin Gaye - Heard it Through the Grapevine
The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (BEAMS)
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go?
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - You Really Got a Hold on Me
 
Run time: 46 minutes
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Laser Journey

Monday - Sunday
October 3 - 9
4:15 p.m.
 
Laser Journey: Don’t Stop Believing - With world wide album sales of close to 90 million records, Journey is one of the biggest arena rock bands ever. Featuring dazzling guitar solos and melodies you can’t help but sing along with, Laser Journey brings this timeless music to life in brilliant laser light. Whether you first fell in love with Journey's songs while rollerskating in the 80’s, watching American Idol or Glee, Laser Journey is a fun for audiences of all ages. 
 
Play list:
 
Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
Stone in Love
Lights
Only the Young
Open Arms (LUMIA)
 
Run time: 54 minutes
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Laser Bob Marley

Fridays
October 7 & 14
5:30 p.m.
 
Bob Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music. The Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician helped spread the Rastafari movement worldwide. Laser Bob Marley brings to life some of Marley's best known songs in a unique and inspiring show.
 
Play list:
 
Trenchtown Rock
Waiting in Vain
Get Up Stand Up
Stir It Up
Three Little Birds
 
Run time: 57 minutes
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Laser Rolling Stones

Monday - Sunday
October 10 - 16,
4:15 p.m.
 
One of the most influential rock bands of all time, The Rolling Stones were in the vanguard of the British Invasion. Laser Rolling Stones brings their greatest hits to life with the magic of laser light.
 
Play list:
 
2000 Light Years from home
Brown Sugar
Honky Tonk Women
Jumpin' Jack Flash
She's so Cold
 
Run time: 58 minutes
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Laser AC/DC

Fridays
October 7 & 14
6:45 p.m.
 
AC/DC’s groundbreaking classic hard rock from the 70s, 80s and 90s comes to life in this laser spectacular.
 
Play list:
 
For Those About to Rock
Dirty Deeds
Money Talks
Hard as a Rock
Shot Down in Flames
 
Run time: 57 minutes
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The Vision Bell

Fridays
October 7 & 14
8:00 p.m.
 
Inspired by the release of 1994’s “The Division Bell”, this Pink Floyd laser show combines their most recent material with some of their oldest.
 
Play list:
 
Keep Talking (LUMIA)
One Slip
Astronomy Domine
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage
 
Run time: 60 minutes
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Laser Halloween

October 24 - 31, 2022 - 4:15 p.m.
October 28, 2022 - 6:45 p.m.
 
Laser Fantasy combined the spookiest songs and images from our catalog to create a family friendly treat.
 
Play list:
 
Jaws intro - John Williams
Monster Mash - Bobby Picket
Addam's Groove - MC Hammer
Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show (BEAMS)
Thriller - Michael Jackson and more...
 
Run time: 38 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.  

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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. 

Prices: 

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