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Address: 1010 Forest Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106
Phone Number: (334) 241-4799
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When it's too hot to be outside

This is a very nice planetarium. It's nicer than I expected in Montgomery. When it's sweltering outside, cool off and view the stars

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A wonderful experience for kids (most ages), the best things are: they've the latest projector available only at few plantetariums across country and the lady managing the show was great in her simple n interesting explanation on the fascinating n mesmerizing nature ahead n beyond us. The short movie on Pluto was awesome. Must see for all who love to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a very nice planetarium. It's nicer than I expected in Montgomery. When it's sweltering outside, cool off and view the stars

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Prattville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I've lived in Montgomery AL my whole life and never got to go to the planetarium. My brother did on a field trip once, but I always thought it was too expensive. Boy was I wrong! Tickets were $6.50 and it was amazing! I am now going to start going once a month!

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Ashford, Alabama, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had some time between events and decided to swing by for a visit. We did not learn anything new, but we enjoyed the presentation. We would go back again.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I went here with my 8 year old daughter. We were the only patrons at the 4:00 show so the man running it gave us a choice of which movie we'd like to see. Afterward, he sat with us and explained what the stars would look like in the Montgomery sky that night. He also taught us how to find... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to the planetarium looking for something different to do on a rainy Sunday. $6.50 a person for admission. You can tell the presentation is geared toward education (different than IMAX entertainment, for example). I have seen better planetarium shows but the woman in charge was very knowledgable and we enjoyed learning about meteors in our... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

New digital projector that displays a nice image on the dome. They are still figuring out what is best for showing. They had a few cartoonish characters that displayed and helped explain some of the stars. This has a great potential and is neat if you have never been. Just take time to relax and get out of the heat... More 

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Trussville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We went for the grand reopening, we stood in line for quite sometime 20-30 min we saw no signage for pricing or show times( I doubt they're usually so crowded )before someone was kind enough to inform us the tickets were available inside the "gift shop" which is actually a small counter full of arcade prizes..I believe the newly renovated... More 

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Eastern Shore, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The operator told us they had just undergone a renovation, well it looked as if clowns had painted the walls around the gift shop. The "new" projector was not in focus at all during the movie portion of the presentation. The actual speech portion was but we couldn't hear the presenter very well. I would skip this event if it... More 

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Opelika, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

You have to hit this place just right. Sunday afternoon is about the only time we ever seem to make it. Compared to some other planetariums we've visited, it's unfortunately on the sub-par side. I'd like to give it another run after it reopens, provided they repeal Junior's Lifetime Ban. Poor guy was not prepared for total darkness, I guess.... More 

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