Tuesday, April 5, 2022

RVCC Planetarium to Present Children’s Programs, Star Shows, Laser Concerts in April

The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will present in-person star shows and laser concerts in April, including a number of shows specially designed for children. The RVCC Planetarium will be closed on Saturday, April 16. 

WHERE118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ
ADMISSION$10 for one show, $18 for two shows back-to-back on the same day. Reservations are recommended, but all ticket sales are done at the door on the day of the show. Late admission to Planetarium shows is not permitted. For reservations and information, call 908-231-8805.

Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Saturdays, April 9, 23, 3 p.m.

Join Jack and Annie as they discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel, and more. Who can help them answer the questions left for them by the mysterious "M"? The show is based on the same-titled, best-selling series of novels. (Recommended for ages 5 and older)

Laser Kids laser concert
Saturdays, April 9, 23, 4 p.m.

Enjoy a new mix of music to entertain kids and kids at heart while lasers “dance” on the dome overhead. Songs include “Bright,” by Echosmith, “YMCA” by the Village People, “Mia” by Bad Bunny, and “Waka Waka” by Shakira. (Recommended for ages 6-12) 

Pink Floyd’s The Wall laser concert
Saturday, April 9, 8 p.m.

The laser show features hits from the popular album including “Another Brick in the Wall,” “Hey You,” and “Comfortably Numb.”

Big Astronomy
Saturdays, April 9, 23, 30, 7 p.m.

Big Astronomy shares the story of the people and places who make big astronomy and big science happen. This show takes visitors to the extreme sites where astronomy happens in the most extreme environments and with some of the most interesting people. (Recommended for ages 8-adult)

Classic Rock laser concert
Saturdays, April 23, 30, 8 p.m.

Audience members may recognize many of the songs featured in this laser concert from their old albums and cassettes. Selections include: “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” by BTO, “Heart of Glass” by Blondie, “You Took the Words Right Out of my Mouth” by Meatloaf, and “Tom Sawyer” by Rush.

Rockin’ Rocket Ride
Saturday, April 30, 3 p.m.

Put on your space suit and blast-off into outer space to visit the Moon, Sun, and planets. A lively experience for young people, the show offers selected music from “Journey into Space” by Jane Murphy. (Recommended for ages 3-8)

Saturday, April 30, 4 p.m.

Our youngest audience members can sing along with songs by mr. RAY (“Family Ride,” “Kalien the Alien”) and Jane Murphy (“Moon Rock Rock,” “The Planet Song”). Some songs are illustrated with lasers, while other songs feature video images. (Recommended for ages 3-8)

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