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Planetarium at the University of Texas at Arlington

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Address: 700 Planetarium Place, UT Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019
Phone Number: (817) 272-1183
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Great Place for Kids

Bring your kids here. get a schedule when they are open as the schedule fluctuates. This place should be on your must do list when in Arlington. Inexpensive, great planetarium... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Cheap, great graphics, good shows! Staff is all very nice! Especially nice since we can't see all the stars anymore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Bring your kids here. get a schedule when they are open as the schedule fluctuates. This place should be on your must do list when in Arlington. Inexpensive, great planetarium, and family fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Took my daughter here. She loved it. At the end our announcer showed us more stars. It was amazing for my little girl. Definitely going back.

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Arlington, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We went here to see a movie, which seemed like a good idea as it was inexpensive and would have a big expansive screen since it was a planetarium. Well, it really wasn't that good a place to see a movie. The projection was weak and the actual screen size was not as good as what you would see in... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Very boring narrative by a college student. The visual part us the only good thing here. Don't waste your time or money here.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

i went for the Pink Floyd music which I did not enjoy so much, a lot of colour and fast moving optic tricks..... The first part however was truly amazing and informative about the planets and stars. By far the nicest planetarium. Cheap and great to go to. Spectacular effects.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you're looking for something to do with your little ones when the weather isn't so hot outside-don't overlook the Planetarium. Pricing is great and the staff are friendly. If you don't have kiddos, you can also see something cool yourself. The bathrooms are nice and clean-parking is a little rotten because you are competing with all the other college... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I took my Grand Kids to see a show about the Universe. It was narrated by one of the students at the College. It was a spectacular experience. I enjoyed it as much as my grandkids. They were 10 & 14 & knew more about the planets, stars & constellations than I did. Very reasonable cost for such a wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was a very cool experience! We did the Pink Floyd event. It was very "trippy". The one thing that I didn't like much was the feeling like you were spinning constantly. I might've enjoyed the rollercoaster one better. Maybe next time we are in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have only gone to two planetariums in my life - both were situated on a school campus (one in Ohio and now one in Texas.) I found it to be a good value for what we saw. The 360 Rollercoaster on each of the planets was a lot of fun - I actually got motion sickness like I was... More 

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