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Join us during the UFO Festival in the Goddard Planetarium as we combine legendary music with laser light visuals. Enjoy music hits from Queen, Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and more, all under the Planetarium’s 40-foot dome. New this year, relax and take in a retro sci-fi movie projected on the dome at 1 pm on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $15 adults (ages 4+) and children 3 and under are free (must lap-sit for full shows, no ticket required).
The laser shows are extremely popular and often sell out, particularly in the evenings. We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to ensure your first choice of shows. Tickets may be purchased online here or in the Roswell Museum or Planetarium. The Planetarium is open during the festival starting at 12:30 pm through the start of the final show each day.
For questions, please call 575-624-6744 or stop by.
Location: The UFO Festival Laser Shows are held in the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium located on the northwest side of the Roswell Museum. The Museum is located at 1011 N. Richardson Ave and is accessible via the parking lot off Richardson (between 9th and 11th Streets) and across the pedestrian bridge on the north side of the lot. The Planetarium is located on the corner of 11th and Richardson Ave. You may enter and exit through the Museum to access the Planetarium until the Museum closes at 6 pm or use the Planetarium entrance off of 11th Street. The Planetarium will be open during the festival from 12:30 pm through the start of the last laser show each day.
Tickets: Tickets may be purchased online, in the Planetarium or the Museum's front desk. The planetarium seats 96 people. The shows are extremely popular and often sell out, particularly in the evenings. We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to ensure your first choice of shows. (Children 3 and under* are free, but are required to lap sit during full shows.)
For online tickets: Online ticket sales will end two hours before the start of each show. We ask that the ticket purchaser, bring ID to verify purchase when checking in for show. If purchaser will not be attending the show, please list names of attendees in "Comment" box at checkout.
When to arrive: Doors open 30 minutes before each show and is general seating. Patrons often start lining up as early as 60 minutes in advance to have their first choice of seats. We are not able to admit patrons after the shows have begun. Tickets for no-shows or late arrivals are nonrefundable. You must have a ticket to be admitted.
Parking: Parking is available in the lots south and southwest of the Museum and on the street outside the Planetarium (standard parking regulations apply). The Tabernacle Church on the corner of Richardson and 11th Street does permit parking in their lot during the festival. Please be respectful of nearby businesses and organizations when parking.
Show Length: The shows are approximately 45 minutes each, except for Laser Beatles which is 30 minutes.
*Discretion Advised: Laser shows contain loud music and bright, sometimes flashing, lights in the dark environment of the Planetarium that may cause discomfort to those with light sensitivity or other pre-existing conditions. Young children may find the environment scary or over stimulating, and some shows feature music, lyrics, and visual themes intended for an adult audience. We do not prohibit children, but viewer discretion is advised.