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Montgomery City Planetarium

1010 Forest Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 241-4799
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Ranked #29 of 37 Attractions in Montgomery
Type: Science Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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28 attraction reviews
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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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Millbrook, Alabama, United States
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8 attraction reviews
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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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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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34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

It's a neat little place. And as stated in an earlier review is under funded sadly. I think it would be a much nicer much cooler place it the state cared about it. Definitely check it out if you have the time!

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

This is one of the many places in Montgomery that get very little monetary funds. Consequently it's small but worth seeing. It's located in one of Montgomery's oldest parks in the middle of the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

The planetarium is very nice on the inside with lots of space program memorabilia and a decent gift shop. We went to see the Christmas show (I think it was called Tis the Season), which unfortunately was more of a slide show on the history of Christmas than information about the cosmos. However, I would go back to see another... More

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