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
  • Before and Beyond: 9 Decades of Classical, Avant-Garde, and Popular Music with the Giovanni String Quartet

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    Friday, June 30
    7 p.m.
    Doors open at 6 p.m.
    Tickets: $20/person

    Roswell Museum

    The Roswell Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the Roswell Museum and the RMAC Foundation present the Giovanni String Quartet 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 nine decades since the Museum was founded, a time of innovation and change in classical, avant-garde, and popular genres alike. Music will feature compositions by American composers including Samuel Barber and Philip Glass, Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, and a wide range of additional music from Broadway and popular artists as well. 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!