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Address: 201 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201
Phone Number: (601) 960-1550
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Be wowed by giant stars, glowing planets and distant galaxies all shown on...

Be wowed by giant stars, glowing planets and distant galaxies all shown on a giant wrap-around screen at this engaging planetarium, one of the largest in the South.

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Our kids really enjoyed it

We brought our kids here and they really seemed to enjoy it. I do wish they could update it a little because things seemed a little run down. (Kids didn't mind though.)

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Gina M
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Sumrall, United States
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Sumrall, United States
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We brought our kids here and they really seemed to enjoy it. I do wish they could update it a little because things seemed a little run down. (Kids didn't mind though.)

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Raymond, Mississippi
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I remember going to the planetarium in the mid 80s and it was nice....fast forward to 2015 and the only thing that has changed is that it is run down. The same old equipment is till in use. Technology has expanded so much since the 80s but this place has not gotten the memo. The movies that they show are... More 

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1 Thank sdavisnp
Pearl, Mississippi
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Took my grand kids, the show we went to watch was having problems so we watched the other program they were offering. also they do not take credit cards, not a problem for me but the couple behind me said they did not and had to run down the street to a ATM. but overall and ok time.

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1 Thank John P
Jackson, Mississippi
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I went here for a child's birthday party. The place really needs updating; it kinds of reminds me of a cross between an old movie theater and a bowling alley. I think the kids had a good time and the movie we viewed was the kind of hokey that made it amusing and enjoyable.

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4 Thank G601
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

But the film we saw was awful. I wanna go to the planetarium to see stars. I feel like they sold out by trying to be IMAX. However, I will go back in search of seeing things more sky related.

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3 Thank Lisa S
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167 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a good time with the kids watching a movie here. The facilities could use some updating, but overall we had a great time.

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5 Thank SD6z
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was a terrible experience.they only took cash or checks, the man showing the movie was rude, the film was awful and there was nothing to see besides an inaccurate model of the solar system. The girl at the desk was nice, but that was the only positive I can say about it. They can do so much better! This... More 

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5 Thank gnbwil
Mississippi
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This place could be a cool thing to do if they would put a little money into the place to renovate it. It is looking worn out. It would be awesome if they would add imax. Parking is really hard to come by now that the new convention center is there.

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8 Thank FlorenceMississippi
Columbia, South Carolina
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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The show was educational, but technology has come a long way since this planetarium was built and it doesn't seem to have kept up with the times. The staff were friendly and accomodating.

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5 Thank mytripz_10
Natchez
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This was my first time to the Planetarium. While it seems a little dated it was still a great trip. We came to watch the Wild Ocean movie. The staff was very nice and the movie screen was cool to see.

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