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-x99 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

  • Check-in begins 30 minutes before each show.

    Please note:
  • VIP ticket holders are invited to enjoy early seat selection in the planetarium, up to 15 minutes before show start time.
  • Seating is on a “first come first serve” basis
    We suggest that you arrive early to have the best pick of seating for your group.
  • Due to the dark environment of our theater, please plan to arrive on time and before the show starts. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Venue Information

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Mayland Earth to Sky Park’s Arthur Planetarium

Nestled in the scenic town of Burnsville, North Carolina, the Mayland Earth to Sky Park’s Glenn and Carol Arthur Planetarium is a remarkable destination for stargazers and curious minds. Officially opened to the public on June 24 and 25, 2021, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, BBQ, and 20-minute preview shows, this planetarium has quickly become a cornerstone for astronomical education and appreciation in the region​​. It's located within the Earth to Sky Park, an environmental educational park that offers a gateway to explore the natural world from the earth to the sky​​.

The planetarium, with its 36-foot projection dome housing 60 seats, serves as a multi-purpose venue, hosting traditional astronomy shows, other STEM education shows, and is accessible to school children, Mayland students, and the general public​​.

A unique feature of the Arthur Planetarium is its array of educational and entertaining shows, offered under a breathtaking dome. From exploring big astronomical concepts, the colors of the cosmos, to the journey of monarch butterflies, and even the unfolding story of the James Webb Space Telescope, the planetarium provides a diverse schedule that caters to a wide array of interests and age groups​4. Not only does it offer a glimpse into the cosmic wonders, but it also serves as a platform for environmental education, intertwining the mysteries of the universe with the earthly concerns of climate change and environmental stewardship..


Mayland Earth to Sky Park, 66 Energy Exchange Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714


Your Mesmerica tickets permit you entry to the planetarium for the performance time you have booked for, no other tickets need to be purchased for you to attend!

However, if you wish to visit the Earth to Sky Park, which also houses the Bare Dark Sky Observatory (home to the largest public telescope in North Carolina!), the visitor center opening times are:

Thursday to Saturday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm​

There is also 24 hour access to the park for stargazing!


To find out more about the Mayland Earth To Sky Park visitors center & other planetarium programming, please visit

The park is open 24 hours, providing access to the parking area for stargazing and visiting the planetarium.

For directions to the Mayland Earth to Sky Park, which houses the Arthur Planetarium;

From I-26 West towards Tennessee, take exit 9 (Burnsville exit).

On Highway 19E north, travel approximately 21 miles, passing through Burnsville. Then, turn left onto Highway 80 north and travel about 2 miles, followed by a left turn onto Landfill Road. Follow the signs to Mayland Earth to Sky Park from there​.