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Abrams Planetarium

Address: Shaw Lane and Science Road, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone Number: 517-355-4676 17) 355-4676 517-355-4676
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in East Lansing
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Came with a group of 5 adults. Small atrium with some interesting things to look at before the show. The show was entertaining and great value for $4 per person. Parking is free. Highly recommend.

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lansing mi
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224 reviews 224 reviews
35 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great place for kids to come.they also have a star update over the telephone to check out. They used to have music light shows here back in the day but someone almost burnt the place down during one and they never had another...shame lol

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Lansing, Michigan
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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We have been to the Planetarium on several occasions when family is visiting. Kids and adults alike love it. The first time we went it was difficult to find - we were looking for a huge telescope-holding building on campus, but the Planetarium does not have that huge of a profile. There are plenty of exhibits in the lobby to... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My Grandsons loved it! I did too! Fun place to go any time of year, especially in the Winter, when there are fewer things to do. Plus- it is educational.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I get to MSU campus a few times a year and always make a point to stop by Abrams at least one of these times. It is a nice show, and location on the beautiful campus, with plenty of parking near by. the prices are very reasonable. The shows are geared towards a little older crowd. (High School, College, Adults)... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We love to come here on Friday nights. It starts the weekend on a relaxing note. Comfy seats and casual atmosphere. Plus we learn something too. Love the show after the show.

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Stockbridge, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Near parking lot at the University make for a short walk. Show is better for older kids, younger kids might get bored

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Detroit, Michigan
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140 reviews 140 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Mellow out and ease into the stars...and moons...with this understated, under-rated, silver-plated value on the MSU campus. The heavens tell a story about creation, and the myths and histories of man are also told in their imaginative naming of constellations. The people here really like to tell the story. It's a mellow experience, so if you have to check your... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Nice little planetarium with a theater similar in size to most others. Movie that was played was from the early 90s when Pluto was still a planet. Host gave a nice after-show seminar about constellations, how to find them in the night sky, and their associated historical myths.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

If your interested in stars, space, exploring or something different this is the place to go with the whole family

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