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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Arlington, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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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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West Fargo
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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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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Firstly this is ONLY a theater, so it is not to be confused with a Planetarium museum kind of thing. It is in the science department at the university, and we parked about 200 yards away (just before the parking garage) on the street at no cost as it was a Saturday. Make sure when going with kids you get... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This place is great! Fun shows in a nice theater. The Spacepark 360 is fun - ride roller coasters on each planet. Can't wait to try the rest. And i will since it's so affordable - $20 for 2 kids and 2 adults.

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Grand Prairie
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is one of the nicest planetariums we've ever been to with an amazing picture, comfy seats, and great air conditioning (which is important in Texas). My kids love star gazing and finding the constellations. Great summer entertainment.

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Keller, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We took our teens to the Spacepark 360 show yesterday as our son LOVES astronomy and just got his first "real" telescope. The first half of the show was very informative as the narrator pointed out where the planets and stars can be found in our (local) night sky. The second half was the Spacepark 360 show which takes the... More 

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Alvarado, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Took the whole family and we loved it. We've gone back several times for the different shows. My kids loved it!!!

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Coppell, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The narrator of the shows is very knowledgeable in regards to space. If you love astronomy you will learn facts and see things in the night sky you have never seen. Only $6 for adults. Entire show last about an hour. Great experience for field trips, groups, dates or families.

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