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Beijing Planetarium

No. 138 Xizhimenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100044, China
010-51583311
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Ranked #145 of 1,250 Attractions in Beijing
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Situated near the zoo, the Planetarium makes the skies interesting with models of the planet & solar systems, telescopes, space simulator and shows at... more » Owner description: Situated near the zoo, the Planetarium makes the skies interesting with models of the planet & solar systems, telescopes, space simulator and shows at the 4-D theatre and a Digital space theatre. « less
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

On the good side, all of the exhibits had English translations. The video presentations and the planetarium shows are in Chinese. We found most of the exhibits pretty simplistic, but maybe we watch too much Discovery Channel in America. We did find the exhibits about how the Chinese culture viewed the stars in ancient times very interesting. It did not... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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311 reviews 311 reviews
257 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

-paid 10RMB for entrance fees, visit 2 building, exhibition A and hall B.All information in mandarin, and there is nothing new. 2D or 3D documentary in 40RMB ++, i consider that it was not cheap. -can skip it if you stay Beijing less than 2 weeks. there are more fun and interesting place. -way to go: easiest way was take... More

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Dortmund, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Worst planetarium I could ever imagine, but probably little children, who doesn’t know about existence of the Sun, Moon, Earth would be happy to visit it. Part of computers don’t work, information is almost the same on every wall, just common knowledge, few repeating projections, computers with space-ship games made in 70s I suppose. Was one bit more interesting though... More

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Rancho Cucamonga
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

After some other very disappointing "children's" attractions in Beijing, we were very pleased with this. It is easy to get to at the Beijing Zoo stop on the subway, almost across the street from the zoo. Unlike several other places we've seen this was is very good repair and had some really great displays and creative exhibits with limited info... More

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Beijing, China
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

The planetarium is opposite the zoo, just west of the subway station and bus depot. As you enter the main gate you’ll see the old building, exhibition hall A, directly in front and the large modern building, exhibition hall B, is behind. Tickets are sold in a separate office towards the left and on the other side of a tourist... More

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