Mesmerica PGA Award
Mesmerica Center for Conscious Creativity Award
Mesmerica Jena Fulldome Award
Mesmerica DTLA Film Festival
Mesmerica 360 Awards

Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist James Hood together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world, creating an immersive experience designed to transcend time, relax, soothe, and stimulate your mind and senses...

“I want 'Mesmerica' to inspire you into taking a journey with me inside the mind, to engage your senses and feelings with a miraculous alchemy of sound and light!”

- James Hood, Show Creator

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Meet James Hood

the artist behind Mesmerica...

James Hood is renowned as a vital and versatile musical pioneer - especially with his work on the PanART hang, a uniquely mesmeric melodic instrument, and for his collaborations with international animation artists.

His lengthy and varied musical resumé includes playing drums in The Pretenders, an ongoing two-decades-plus run as mastermind of the visionary ambient/electronica act Moodswings, and an expansive array of production and soundtrack projects.

What is Mesmerica?

This family-friendly, mind-expanding projection experience is designed to relieve stress, and is suitable for all ages 6 years and above.

Come and leave your troubles at the door as we take you on a fantastic journey into awe-inspiring imaginary landscapes.

How do I book tickets?

Tickets for Mesmerica can be purchased here

A limited number of seats are available each performance, so to avoid disappointment please book your Mesmerica tickets early, especially if booking groups.

Are there any promo codes?

Yes! We offer 10% off discounts for families, groups and returning guests.

When selecting your tickets look for ‘Redeem coupon/voucher’ text below your Shopping Cart, underneath your carts Total. Discounts apply to the entire cart.

MESMERICAFAMILY - 10% off for adults booking with children

MESMERICAGROUP - 10% off when booking 6 or more tickets

MESMERICASOUL - 10% off if you have seen Mesmerica before

Planning a visit for a large group?
We have the following discounts available;

15% off for bookings of x30-x80 tickets

Simply add any combination of ticket types and the discount should apply automatically once you reach the correct number of tickets in your shopping cart.

How do I contact the Box Office?

Please direct all customer service enquiries to our Mesmerica Box Office Team

All tickets are 100% refundable up to 30 days prior to the date of your event.

Our Customer Service Team aim to reply within 5 hours between the hours of 10am to 10pm (PT).

Is the show suitable for guests who are prone to seizures or motion sickness?

There are no strobe lights used in the production but there are some fast image and light transitions, so we would advise caution for those who suffer from seizures. Equally, while the vast majority of our patrons have an amazing time with no issues, a small minority who are very susceptible to motion sickness find immersive entertainment slightly uncomfortable, so we would advise caution if you fall into this camp.

Is the show suitable for autistic people?

We have found that autistic people LOVE our shows! Please note the venue is dark and there is surround sound. We advise sitting at the end of a row if you think a quick exit might be required. Our on-site staff will assist if you alert them at check-in.

What are your Covid safety policies?

We are committed to following state and federal guidelines.
Should any precautions be required for a particular show, you will receive an email confirming the policies in place for the show you are attending.

If you are not comfortable with these our customer service team will gladly assist you moving your tickets to a later showing.

For further information, see our Covid Safety Guidelines


Show Times & Seating Schedule

Please arrive promptly!
Seats are first-come-first-served.
- Latecomers will not be admitted.

- VIP & Wheelchair ticket holders have priority access to seating, and will be let into the theater first. All other ticket types will then follow.
- All tickets are scheduled to check-in 30 minutes before show time

Additional Venue Information

Food and drinks are NOT allowed in the planetarium. Please collect all food related trash and discard it as you enter the theater.

The Planetarium Theater has space for wheelchair accessible seating

Details for parking can be found

Venue Information

Ann Arbor Exterior

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

The planetarium is situated within the University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History.

The numerous fossil specimens, native flora and fauna specimens, and mineral and meteorite collections are worth a return visit.
This immersive digital dome theater offers educational and entertaining programming for all!

The construction of the Biological Sciences Building, including the Museum of Natural History and the planetarium was completed in 2019.
It is referred to as the Planetarium & Dome Theater because the technology in the space is capable of showing a beautiful night sky, but also of transporting audiences into other realms such as the seas of the late Cretaceous Period!


Biological Sciences Building, 1105 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Palmer Drive Parking Structure, Palmer Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48109


The Museum is open from Tuesday-Sunday, 10am - 4pm

General admission to the museum is free for individuals and families.

Groups of 10 or more can find admission prices, as well as reservation and program information here.

Public planetarium shows are available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Children aged two go free! Tickets are priced at $8 per person


The planetarium has four wheelchair spaces. Hearing assistive devices are available upon request.


We recommend the visitor parking at the Palmer Parking Structure on Palmer Drive. Enter the second entrance on the left marked Visitor Parking. Take the SOUTH ELEVATORS to level P and follow the signs to cross the plaza to the museum.
Palmer visitor parking is $2.20 per hour.

Alternatively, the Forest Avenue Parking Structure at 650 S Forest Ave on the corner of S Forest Ave and Willard St is also available 0.3 miles south of the museum. S Forest hourly parking is $1.20 per hour. Visitors should walk north along Forest Avenue to Washtenaw Avenue and continue north on Washtenaw Avenue until they reach the museum on their left, where the golden dome of the planetarium will be visible.


To learn more about UMMNH or the planetarium, visit this venues website at ummnh.org