Roswell Museum & Planetarium

Check out the far-out fun lined up for this year.

  • UFO Festival Laser Shows

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    June 30-July 2

    Robert H. Goddard Planetarium

    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.


    Friday, June 30th

    • 1 :00 pm – Laserock
    • 3:00 pm – Laser Grateful Dead
    • 5:00 pm – Laser Zeppelin
    • 7:00 pm – Laser Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon


    Saturday, July 1

    • 1:00 pm – Rush 2112
    • 3:00 pm – Las Retro
    • 5:00 pm – Laser Queen
    • 7:00 pm – Laser Metallica
    • 9:00 pm – Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall


    Sunday, July 2

    • 1 :00 pm – Laser Country
    • 3:00 pm – Laser Beatles
    • 5:00 pm – Laser U2
  • From Bartók to Webern: Classical and Experimental Music of the 1930s and 1940s with the Giovanni String Quartet

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    Friday, June 30
    7 p.m.
    Doors open at 6 p.m.

    Roswell Museum

    The Roswell Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the Roswell Museum and the RMAC Foundation present the Giovanni String Quartet of Albuquerque for an after-hours performance in the Roswell Museum’s original 1937 Founders Gallery during the 2023 UFO Festival. The evening will honor the Museum’s 85th anniversary year and the Roswell UFO Incident with compositions drawn from the 1930s and 1940s, a time of innovation and change in chamber music. Music will feature compositions by Hungarian Béla Bartók and Viennese Modernists Alban Berg, Arnold Shoenberg and Anton von Webern, among others. Enjoy a selection of locally-made desserts during intermission, included with your ticket. A wine and beer cash bar will be available pre-show through intermission.

  • Alien Crazy Hair Salon

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    Saturday, July 1
    9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Roswell Museum

    Get a crazy hairdo to dress up your UFO Festival experience! Choose from a portfolio of festival-inspired designs and have your hair shaped, colored and/or bedazzled. Have fun being creative and going wild with an eye-catching and out-of-this-world hairstyle. Open to (and encouraged) for all ages!

    Register in advance to reserve a spot! Walk-ups taken on a space available basis. No hair cutting will be done! Stylists will only be styling and each hairdo will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Salon will be located under a tent between the Roswell Museum and Roswell Convention Center.

    The Crazy Hair Salon is inspired by the children’s book, Crazy Hair Day, by Barney Saltzberg, which teaches friendship and to be proud of who you are!