St. Louis Science Center Adds Michael Jackson and Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Laser Light Shows



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  • The Science Center has a few new additions to its December shows.

the Saint Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis; 314-289-4400) has two new additions to their popular laser light displays: The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Michael Jackson. The artists’ music will accompany the December laser shows, which will take place from December 27 to 31.

This isn’t the first time the King of Pop has been included in light shows, with his songs performed for a Halloween “Fright Light” session, but he will now have a full show dedicated to his music. It is also the first time that the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is presented, with their songs “O Come All Ye Faithful / O Holy Night”, “Wizards in Winter” and “A Mad Russian’s Christmas” which all promised to hit the observatory. . Jackson’s biggest hits will also be featured – yes, that includes “Beat It” and “Billie Jean” – but the Jackson 5’s single “ABC” is getting into the action as well.

Laser light shows take place in the McDonnell Planetarium, bringing together music, lighting, 3D effects and laser art. The light shows at the Science Center have been around since 1975, originally called “Laserium”. The rock band and King of Pop have been added to an existing lineup of stars from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and more.

The laser light shows last about an hour each, with tickets costing $ 10.95 for non-members and $ 9.95 for members. Since the shows are loud and have flashing lights, they are not recommended for those who are sensitive to light and sound. The first show begins at 3:30 p.m. each day and the last show begins at 6:30 p.m. Masks are required in the Science Center for guests five years of age and older.

The full lineup is below. Tickets can be purchased on

December 27: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at 3.30 p.m., Michael Jackson at 5 p.m., Queen at 6.30 p.m.
December 28: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at 3.30 p.m., Classic rock at 5 p.m., Rush 2112 at 6.30 p.m.
December 29: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at 3.30 p.m., Alternative 90s at 5 p.m., Michael Jackson at 6.30 p.m.
December 30: The Beatles at 3:30 p.m., Queen at 5:00 p.m., Led Zeppelin at 6:30 p.m.
the 31st of December: The Beatles at 3:30 p.m., Pink Floyd’s The wall at 5 p.m., Pink Floyd’s The dark side of the moon at 6.30 p.m.

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