Mallory Kountze Planetarium’s Laser Fest kicks off today



The Mallory Kountze Planetarium will host “Laser Fest 2016” at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Durham Science Center this week.

For the first time in eight years, brilliant laser graphics, abstract images, and music will fill the planetarium. Check out the following showtimes and details…

“Summer Laser Jam” (40 minutes)

The ultimate laser beach party, “Summer Laser Jam” goes where no other laser show has ever gone before – on summer vacation. “Summer Laser Jam” is a fun laser show featuring pop/rock music that evokes images of warm sunny beaches and cool sea breezes. The show’s laser characters, animations, and music are all family-friendly, making “Summer Laser Jam” an ideal program for people of all ages who are looking to take a break from the real sun and yearn for a soothingly cool indoor oasis.

Shows: 7 P.M. June 22, 24, 25, and 26, 2 P.M. June 25 and 26


“Laser Mania” (40 minutes)

When it’s time to just rock-out and have a good time, “Laser Mania” is the ticket. Enjoy a pure sensory adrenaline rush with a collection of the most current rock and pop hits available in any laser show on the planet. “Laser Mania” is the pinnacle of high energy laser light shows, guaranteed to have audiences dancing in their seats.

Shows: 8 P.M. June 22, 24, 25, and 26, 1 P.M. June 25 and 26


“Laser Pink Floyd” (60 minutes; not suitable for children)

Plunge into the deepest recesses of the Pink Floyd consciousness in “Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.” Dazzling lasers transform this landmark album about greed, madness and reality into an intoxicating visual feast for the eyes. Over a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express such timeless tracks as “Money,” “Time,” “The Great Gig in the Sky” and “Brain Damage.”

Shows: 9 P.M. June 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26

Admission is $6 for all ages. Children age three and under are not recommended in the planetarium. Tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis before the show (cash or check). Advanced tickets can be purchased in the Physics Office, Room 129 of the Durham Science Center.
Information: 402-554-2511 or 402-554-2219.