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Group Laser Shows

Experience a sensory extravaganza as laser shows provide music to both the eyes and ears for your group. The Virginia Living Museum has an incredible state-of-the-art laser system that splashes brilliant high-color LED laser light all across the entire surface of the dome. It’s the most amazing light show you’ve ever seen! Plus, there’s music to suit every taste. Different bands are featured in every show.

Dark Side of the Moon

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Recommended: ages 15 and above

From the very beginning of lasers, this album has represented the ultimate in laser show experiences. And it’s still true today. Join us for the seminal laser show experience with one of the most incredible albums of all time. Considered by many critics to be the album that brought the commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz sounds. Its sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance. When accompanied by a diverse and unusual display of laser art, the overall feel is a dramatic and haunting atmosphere.

Some of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable.Please be aware that volume levels during our Pink Floyd program will be high and the imagery can be intense.

Show Playlist

  • Speak to Me
  • Breathe
  • On the Run
  • Time
  • The Great Gig in the Sky
  • Money
  • Us and Them
  • Any Colour You Like
  • Brain Damage
  • Eclipse

ElectroLaze

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Recommended: ages 6 and above

The latest craze in music? Electronic Dance Music! Come to the planetarium and experience this incredible trend with ElectroLaze. With amazing music by artists like MSTRKRFT and John Legend, Daft Punk, and Tiesto we guarantee you’ll be dancing in your seat!

This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

Show Playlist

Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex
Internet Friends by Knife Party
Raise Your Weapon by Deadmau5
Man on the Run by Dash Berlin
Energy Wizard by Squarepusher

Heartbreaker by MSTRKRFT featuring John Legend
Levels by Avicii
Derezzed by Daft Punk
Chasing Summers by Tiesto
Slam by Pendulum

ElectroPop

electropopRecommended: ages 6 and above

Hear some of today’s hottest pop artists combined with awesome laser effects!  This combination of electronic pop music and visual thrills will have you shaking in your seat.  A great show for the entire family.

This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

Show Playlist

  • Applause by Lady Gaga
  • Turn Down for What by Lil Jon & DJ Snake
  • Pompeii by Bastille
  • Red Lights by Tiesto
  • Royals by Lorde
  • #SELFIE by The Chainsmokers
  • This is How We Do by Katy Perry
  • Happy by Pharrell Williams
  • Tongue Tied by Grouplove
  • Get Lucky by Daft Punk
  • Neon Lights by Demi Lovato
  • Ten Feet Tall by Afrojack & Wrabel

Hypnotica

HypnoticaTechno and lasers – perfect together. Join us for a body-shaking laser experience with pulsing beats, dazzling lights, and incredibly imagery. Featuring bands like The Crystal Method, Delerium, Faithless and many more.

This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

Show Playlist

  • Trip Like I Do by the Crystal Method
  • Love Island by Fat Boy Slim
  • Insomnia by Faithless
  • Narayan by Prodigy
  • Joga by Björk
  • Silence by Delerium
  • Acid 8000 by Fat Boy Slim
  • Comin’ Back by The Crystal Met
  • Music: Response by The Chemical Brothers
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  • Setting Sun by the Chemical Brothers

NEW Laser Aerosmith

Laser AerosmithLaser Aerosmith features hits by the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including “Sweet Emotion,” “Walk This Way,” “Dream On,” “Back in the Saddle,” and “Train Kept A-Rollin’.” The songs may be retro, but the light displays and multimedia experience are state of the art.

Show Playlist

  • Sweet Emotion
  • Livin’ on the Edge
  • Jaded
  • Janie’s Got a Gun
  • Walk this Way
  • Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
  • Dream On
  • Angel’s Eye
  • Train Kept a-Rollin’
  • Love in an Elevator
  • Back in the Saddle
  • What Kind of Love are You On

Laser Beatles

laserbeatles_postThe Fab Four fill the theater with music and laser light in this exciting and fun show for the whole family. Featuring great Beatles hits like Revolution, Nowhere Man, Help, and tons more, this show is as timeless as the Beatles themselves. All ages and backgrounds will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles and how they helped define a generation.

This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

Show Playlist

  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand
  • Twist and Shout
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Nowhere Man
  • Help!
  • Yesterday
  • Octopus’ Garden
  • Revolution
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • A Day in the Life
  • Laser Country

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    Laser Country is dedicated to some of the greatest country hits of all time. Set to the all-American sounds of modern and classical country songs, this laser show will appeal to all generations! From Garth Brooks and Shania Twain to Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline, this show promises to be a boot-scootin’ good time!

    This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

    Show Playlist

    • Ain’t Going Down (Til the Sun Comes Up) by Garth Brooks
    • Me and My Gang by Rascal Flatts
    • Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash
    • All American Girl by Carrie Underwood
    • Always on My Mind by Willie Nelson
    • The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band
    • Good Lord Willing by Little Big Town
    • How Am I Doin’? by Dierks Bentley
    • All My Exes Live in Texas by George Strait
    • Crazy by Patsy Cline
    • Chicken Fried by The Zak Brown Band
    • God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood

    Laser Doors

    laserdoorsRecommended: ages 15 and above

    The sixties are back, and they are as psychedelic as ever! Go back to the days of peace, love, and awesome music with Jim Morrison and Laser Doors. Experience hits like Spanish Caravan, Soul Kitchen, Break on Through, and many, many more with the most dazzling and intense laser effects you’ve ever seen. Laser Doors is a laser adventure not to be missed!

    Many of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable.Please be aware that volume levels during our Laser Zeppelin program will be high and the imagery can be intense.

    Show Playlist

    • Break on Through
    • Love Her Madly
    • People are Strange
    • Horse Latitudes
    • Moonlight Drive
    • Light My Fire
    • Soul Kitchen
    • The Crystal Ship
    • Waiting for the Sun
    • Spanish Caravan
    • The End
    • Peace Frog
    • Hello, I Love You
    • Love Me Two Times
    • L.A. Woman

    Laser Magic

    laser_magic_thumbThis program offers a magical mix of music, from those you love to those you have forgotten, all presented in concert with stunning laser images! This musical compilation is fun for the entire family and includes artists like Joan Jett, The B-52’s, Will Smith, The Blackhearts and much more. It’s musical fun for the whole family!

    This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.
    Show Playlist

    • Santorini by Yanni
    • Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult
    • Love Gets Me Every Time by Shania Twain
    • Men in Black by Will Smith
    • My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
    • Storms in Africa by Enya
    • Money by Pink Floyd
    • Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
    • Time Warp Medley by Various Artists
    • Diana (Candle in the Wind ’97) by Elton John
    • Don’t Speak by No Doubt
    • The Hunter by Bjork
    • I Love Rock and Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
    • Rock Lobster by the B-52s
    • Tub Thumping by Chumbawumba

    Laser Mania

    Laser-Mania-croppedRecommended: ages 6 and above

    Surveying soft rock, pop, and adult contemporary and easy listening music, this fun family laser concert is a beautiful artistic interpretation for all ages. Featuring music from over five decades, hearts, eyes and ears will enjoy the dazzling colors and laser art set to a collection of musical delights in an immersive visual environment. Laser Mania takes it to the next level with tracks by Weird Al Yankovic, Celine Dion, Beck and many more.

    This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

    Show Playlist

    • Mortal Kombat Theme by The Immortals
    • Blue by Eiffel 65
    • Smooth by Santana
    • Men in Black by Will Smith
    • Man, I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain
    • That’s the Way It Is by Celine Dion
    • Time Warp Medley by Various Artists
    • Desert Rose by Sting
    • Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from a Planet Near Mars by Weird Al Yankovic
    • Mixed Bizness by Beck
    • Under the Milky Way by The Church
    • Livin’ La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
    • All the Small Things by Blink 182

    Laser Metallica

    laser_metallica_posterRecommended: ages 15 and above

    Metal meets lasers! And it is intense! The theater shakes with awesome hits like Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters, Sad But True and so much more. You’ve never done metal ’til you’ve done it with lasers!Please note that we do not recommend this program for children under the age of 15.

    Many of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable.

    Please be aware that volume levels during our Metallica program will be high and the imagery can be intense.

    Show Playlist

    • For Whom the Bell Tolls
    • Ain’t My *****
    • One
    • Fuel
    • Nothing Else Matters
    • Master of Puppets
    • Unforgiven II
    • Sad But True
    • Enter Sandman

    Laser Pop

    Time: 8:30pm

    The hottest pop artists and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-POPping laser show that will have your heart thumping and your feet tapping! Laser Pop features sizzling stars, both past and present, in brilliant laser light. It’s an amazing mix of hits from great bands like The Beach Boys, Smashmouth, N’Sync, Pink and many more!

    This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

    Show Playlist

    • Pop–N’Sync
    • Get This Party Started–Pink
    • Beatles Medley–The Beatles
    • I’m A Believer–Smashmouth
    • Desert Rose–Sting
    • Beach Boys Medley–The Beach Boys
    • Cosmic Thing–The B52’s
    • Digital Get Down–N’Sync
    • Kryptonite–3 Doors Down

    Laser Queen

    There can be only one… Laser Queen! Since its World Premiere at Pacific Science Center, Laser Queen has been an instant classic for audiences of all ages. Queen perfected the art of creating the most epic, and immortal rock anthems of all time. Freddie Mercury may be gone, but the Queen saga lives on! The rock will be loud, emotions high, and LASER light bright when we play all the sing-along hits: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” and of course “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

    Show Playlist

    • Stone Cold Crazy
    • Princes of the Universe
    • Killer Queen
    • Bohemian Rhapsody
    • We Are the Champions
    • Fat Bottomed Girls
    • Under Pressure
    • We Will Rock You
    • Bicycle Race
    • Another One Bites the Dust
    • Best Friend
    • Flash
    • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    • Somebody to Love
    • I Want it All

    Laser Retro

    LaseRetroLogo02Recommended: ages 6 and above

    Totally awesome! Let our lasers take you back to the days of leg warmers, big hair and excellent music! Fun for the whole family, you’ll rock on to music from great ’80s bands like New Order, The Cure and way more. Astonishing laser art is coupled with upbeat rock and pop songs from one of the most exciting periods in mainstream music: the ‘80s! Like, don’t miss it.

    This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

    Show Playlist

    • Lunatic Fringe by Red Rider
    • Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears
    • One Thing Leads to Another by The Fixx
    • Message in a Bottle by The Police
    • Blue Monday by New Order
    • Rio by Duran Duran
    • Life in a Northern Town by The Dream Academy
    • Never Let Me Down Again by Depeche Mode
    • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics
    • Just Like Heaven by The Cure
    • She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby
    • Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream) by Icicle Works
    • New Sensation by INXS
    • Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Laser U2

    laser_U2Recommended: ages 6 and above

    The ultimate band from Ireland’s ultimate laser show! Featuring classic U2 hits like Pride (In the Name of Love), New Year’s Day, October and many, many more, this show will astound you with its awesome laser effects!

    This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

    Show Playlist

    • Where the Streets Have No Name
    • I Will Follow
    • Beautiful Day
    • Sunday Bloody Sunday
    • October
    • The Fly
    • Mysterious Ways
    • Pride
    • Zoo Station
    • With or Without You
    • Desire
    • New Year’s Day

    Laser Vinyl

    laser_vinylRecommended: ages 6 and above

    Remember the days when you bought an album as much for the cover art as for the music…the days of vinyl? Then this laser show is for you. Rock on with solid hits from bands like Journey, Boston, Kansas and many more! This is lasers old school style! Accompanying a fantastic musical concert representing the best of classic rock is some of the most beautiful and stunning laser art ever produced! Reminisce, tap your feet and enjoy a truly fantastic audio-visual event that will rock your body, mind and soul!

    This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

    Show Playlist

    • Karn Evil 9–ELP
    • Jump–Van Halen
    • Bohemian Rhapsody–Queen
    • Carry On My Wayward Son–Kansas
    • Rock-n-Roll All Night–Kiss
    • Dream On–Aerosmith
    • Rock-n-Roll Band–Boston
    • Separate Ways–Journey
    • One of These Days–Pink Floyd

    Laseropolis

    laseropolis_thumbRecommended: ages 6 and up

    A mind-blowing mix of music and equally dazzling laser effects come together to make a truly awesome laser experience. Jam to bands like Oasis, Future Sounds of London, Emerson Lake & Palmer and so much more. Ancient towers hide the symbols that will transport you to new experiences of sight and sounds. Should you survive the journey through the four space-time pillars, a portal will be opened into a previously unseen and unheard dimension! Laseropolis is an eclectic mix of musical themes surveying pop, rock, alternative and oldies.

    Show Playlist

    • Karn Evil 9 by Emerson, Lake and Palmer
    • Head Over Feet by Alanis Morrisette
    • Rock Lobster by The B52s
    • Firestarter by Prodigy
    • Under the Milky Way by The Church
    • Papua New Guinea by Future Sounds of London
    • Spiderwebs by No Doubt
    • Foreplay by Boston
    • Champagne Supernova by Oasis
    • End of the World (As We Know It) by REM
    • Torn by Creed
    • Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • One of These Days by Pink Floyd

    The Vision Bell

    Recommended: ages 15 and above

    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.

    Some of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable.

    Please be aware that volume levels during our Pink Floyd program will be high and the imagery can be intense.

    Show Playlist

    • Keep Talking
    • One Slip
    • Astronomy Domine
    • Any Colour You Like
    • Brain Damage
    • Eclipse
    • Have a Cigar
    • Wish You Were Here
    • Another Brick in the Wall (Part I)
    • The Happiest Days of Our Lives
    • Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)
    • Hey You
    • Is There Anybody Out There?
    • Pigs on the Wing (Part II)
    • One of These Days
    • Hero’s Return

    Laser X

    laser_x_thumbRecommended: ages 15 and above

    The top alternative songs of the ’90s helped usher in a major cultural shift, as serious-minded, image-free bands blew hair metal and pop off the airwaves almost overnight. Many of these bands have gone on to become the new ruling class of rock ‘n’ roll in the years, and decades, that followed. This wild show featuring music from Chris Cornell, Rage Against the Machine, White Zombie and many more.

    Some of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable.

    Please be aware that volume levels during our Laser X program will be high and the imagery can be intense.

    Show Playlist

    • Lost by Stabbing Westward
    • Bulls on Parade by Rage Against the Machine
    • Zero by Smashing Pumpkins
    • Park Avenue by Girls Against Boys
    • Monkey Wrench by Foo Fighters
    • Would by Alice in Chains
    • Push It by Garbage
    • Sunshower by Chris Cornell
    • Guilty by Gravity Kills
    • Shame by Stabbing Westward
    • Block Rockin’ Beats by The Chemical Brothers
    • Du Hast by Rammstein
    • More Human than Human by White Zombie

    Laser Zeppelin

    laser zeppelinRecommended: ages 15 and above

    Almost a full hour of amazing rock with Led Zeppelin. See incredible laser images custom-created for awesome songs like Kashmir, No Quarter, Over the Hills and Far Away and many more. Led Zeppelin is proclaimed by many critics to be the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock, and their individualistic style reset the standards for many musical genres in the 1960s and ‘70s. Indeed, they have been hailed as one of the most successful, innovative and influential bands, alongside Pink Floyd, U2 and the Beatles. Now you can relive the magical sounds of Led Zeppelin while enjoying a visual treat of custom laser imagery.

    Many of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable.

    Please be aware that volume levels during our Laser Zeppelin program will be high and the imagery can be intense.
    Show Playlist

    • Song Remains the Same
    • Over the Hills and Far Away
    • Good Times, Bad Times
    • Immigrant Song
    • No Quarter
    • Black Dog
    • Livin’ Lovin’ Maid
    • Kashmir
    • Stairway to Heaven
    • Whole Lotta Love
    • Rock ‘n’ Roll

    The Wall

    thewallRecommended: ages 15 and above

    The Wall is best considered as a continual story rather than a collection of individual songs. It tells the tale of a rock star named Pink and his downward spiral into madness. To the listener, and indeed many critics, The Wall is a gripping and spellbinding musical journey – beautiful, haunting, powerful and thought provoking. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second best seller behind Dark Side of the Moon.

    Now coupled with spectacular and mesmerizing laser art, Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 epic about personal struggle takes on a unique look, weaving its story in one of the most popular laser shows ever produced! Visitors will become lost and spellbound as their senses join this timeless journey.

    Please note that we do not recommend this program for children under the age of 15.

    Some of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable.

    Please be aware that volume levels during our Pink Floyd program will be high and the imagery can be intense.

    Show Playlist

    • In the Flesh
    • The Thin Ice
    • Another Brick in the Wall (Part I)
    • The Happiest Days of Our Lives
    • Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)
    • Mother
    • Goodbye Blue Sky
    • Empty Spaces
    • Young Lust
    • Another Brick in the Wall (Part III)
    • Hey You
    • Comfortably Numb
    • Stop
    • The Trial

    Hours

    Planetarium (Open Wednesday-Sunday September through May, daily during the summer and holidays)


    Pricing

    During Regular Museum Hours

    Planetarium add-on to Admission $4.00 per person

    During Scheduled Evening Shows

    Evening: $6.00 per person
    Double Feature Combo: $10.00 per person

    Private Shows

    *(Scheduling of Planetarium shows depends on staff availability)
    The planetarium can be reserved for a private showing for up to 71 people
    Daytime: $300
    Evening: $400


    Contact

    For reservations or more information, please contact Reservations at 757-595-9135 or by email.

    Advance deposit with signed contract is required. Cash, check or credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and Discover) are accepted. Cancellation without penalty is 30 days prior to visit. Planetarium total fee is due 15 days prior to visit along with signed contract. Reservation is not guaranteed until payment is received