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Light Beyond the Bulb at Flandrau Planetarium

Phone: 520-621-7827

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Time: Mon.-Thur. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Fri. 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Sat. 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Sun. 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM; Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Recurring daily

Admission: Adults $14; Children 4-17 $10; Senior/Military/College Students (w/ID): $10; Kids under 3 Free: Admission includes Admission to all Exhibits & Mineral Museum, and 1 Planetarium Show (Additional Shows: $3.00)


In celebration of the International Year of Light, Flandrau is excited to offer a new display of stunning photographs showcasing the science of light.The glow of a candle, the rise of the Sun, and the illumination of a lamp are things that can bring comfort and warmth to our lives. Humans are, after all, drawn to light. But there is more to light, quite literally, than meets the eye. Light takes on many forms – from radio waves to microwaves to X-rays and more – that are largely invisible and undetectable without modern technology. Light in all of its forms allows us to communicate, entertain, explore, and understand the world we inhabit and the Universe we live in. This exhibit shows you some examples of the myriad of wonderful things that light can do, and how it plays a critical role in our lives every day.