Holiday Laser Light Show At NMMNHS Planetarium


Celebrate the holidays with the sights and sounds of laser concerts in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) Planetarium.

Two laser systems will fill the planetarium dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and light to envelope the viewer. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

For only four afternoons, families can see favorite holiday songs transformed into a feast for the eyes in Winter Holiday Celebration. This is an ideal program for people of all ages with laser characters, animations, and music. It features a variety of holiday classics, including Let it Snow, Jingle Bell Rock, and Sleigh Ride, as well as a handful of current pop songs wrapped-up into one captivating program. Shows are each day at 3 p.m., Dec. 27-30, and cost $6 for adults, $5 for members and seniors and $4 for children.

For just one weekend, Classic Rock Laser Shows will highlight the music of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and two albums from Pink Floyd: 

Dec. 27:

  • 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Laser Pink Floyd: Best of Echoes
  • 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Dec. 28:

  • 6 p.m. – Laser Beatles
  • 7 p.m. – Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
  • 8 p.m. – Laser Led Zeppelin
  • Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for members and seniors

For advanced tickets and to view partial song lists for any of the laser concerts, click here and select a show.

A special event takes place New Year’s Eve when the laser will be moved outside (weather permitting) to present a variety of songs projected on the side of the museum as part of the museum’s joint party with Explora: New Year’s Museum Masquerade. At midnight, welcome 2015 in with laser light as 18th Street between the Museum and Explora is transformed into a miniature Times Square. For more information and to get tickets while they last, click here.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science preserves and interprets the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of the state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.