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

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.

Book Your Tickets...

If few dates seem available, check the next month.

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
20% off for bookings of x100+ 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

VIP & Wheelchair Check In 45 minutes before showtime (except Fri 4pm and Sat 5.30pm shows, 15 mins before)
General Admission Check In 30 minutes before showtime (except Fri 4pm and Sat 5.30pm shows, 15 mins before)

Please arrive promptly, seats within ticket classes are first-come-first-served. Latecomers will not be admitted.
Mesmerica's run time is approximately 1 hr

Additional Venue Information

Please plan to arrive on time as due to darkness in the theater and safety concerns, there will be no late seating after the show starts or re-entry.

Seating is open & operated on a “first come first serve” basis; arrive early to have the best pick of the seating!

Concessions are not available during the event. Only water is currently allowed in the planetarium.
Details for parking can be found

Venue Information

Orange Coast College Planetarium, Costa Mesa

The Orange Coast College Planetarium
Explore the Universe in the Mary Lynn Bergman-Rallis Dome Theater where you will be surrounded by the stars in our 50-foot, 125 seat theater
Built in a spiral galaxy shape, mimicking the shape of our own Milky Way, the seventy-foot-diameter dome peeks from the center of the galaxy and evokes the curiosity of all who walk past the structure.

The Planetarium has unique features to serve all of its travelers:
State-of-the-art Dome Theater
Foucault Pendulum
Interactive science exhibit hall
NOAA Science on a Sphere


Orange Coast College Planetarium, 2701 Fairview Rd. #185, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Orange Coast College Planetarium


- Directions From the 405 (San Diego) Freeway
- In Costa Mesa, exit Fairview Road, South.
- Proceed South on Fairview for just under 1.5 miles to Merrimac Way.
- Turn right (West) on Merrimac.
- Orange Coast College is now on your right.
- Proceed West on Merrimac approximately 1/3 of a mile to the Lot E entrance.
- Turn right into Lot E and proceed towards the Library.

**Apple Maps has been known to give sub-par directions. We recommend using Google Maps**

Parking and dropoff for the planetarium are located in Parking Lot E, off of Merrimac Way. Head for the walkway directly between the Lewis Center for Applied Science and the Library. The Planetarium will be directly ahead.

Parking is free during the evenings and there is plenty of parking.


Tickets for regular public programs are available online or during regular hours at the ticket office.

Free | OCC Students (with valid student ID)
$10 | Adults
$6 | Children under 12 & Seniors (65+)

Wednesday: 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Saturday: 12 P.M. to 5 P.M.

This event is ADA compliant. Reasonable accommodation requests related to a disability should be made no later than five business days prior to this event by contacting Scott Mitchell at planetarium@cccd.edu or 714-714-7430

To learn more about the Orange Coast College Planetarium, visit us at