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Address: 1010 Forest Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106
Phone Number: (334) 241-4799
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Nice visit

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Ashford, Alabama, United States
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Ashford, Alabama, United States
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 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 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Millbrook, Alabama, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

The whole time we were watching the show I wanted to yell "focus!" This might have been cool 20 years ago, but now it's just kinda sad. I don't think we'll go back unless I hear they've made some upgrades.

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xenaht2000
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116 reviews 116 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

we brought our teenager here...it was educational, but more for smaller kids. the planetarium is also surrounded by a park, so it's a great afternoon place to also have a picnic or go for a run.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Only planetarium in central Alabama; great place to take kids on hot summer days.

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