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Robert J. Novins Planetarium

Address: Ocean County College Campus, Toms River, NJ 08754
Phone Number: 732 255 0343
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Toms River
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My daughter scheduled a planetarium show to celebrate her husband's birthday. They have a private room where we enjoyed pizza and snacks after the show. Show was great! Fun and educational.

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Whiting, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A hidden treasure in Ocean County. Be selective in the program you attend. Went to two, one was excellent, the second was okay.

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Jersey Shore, NJ
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My husband and I took our 4-yr old nephew to the Laser Holiday show at the Planetarium last night. He had such a great time and as soon as the show was over, he jumped from his seat and exclaimed "That was AWESOME!". He was singing along to the songs that he knew and pointed out the designs he recognized... More 

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Manchester, New Jersey, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I always have found the planetarium fascinating. I like the laser shows that are put on periodically. The Christmas program is one of my favorites!

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Bayville, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The planetarium is an educational and fun trip for the kids. We saw the Cosmic Colors show and they liked it. It was for ages 10 and over but they were a little younger. I thought it was a little expensive ($10 adults / $7 kids) for a 1-hour show but it's something different to do in the area.

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Brick, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This was such a nice time. Was local & very affordable! A nice educational experience for both myself and my son

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The kids and I have been to about three instructional shows and loved all of them. There are also other things to here on other special events. Wish this was closer because the college has other awesome programs for the kids over the summer. Definitely worth seeing. Not very crowded hope more decide to make this a visit instead of... More 

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is something different to do on a weekend. Pretty cool to have a planetarium down here. Family friendly.

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Toms River, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I haven't been to Novins since the entire Fine Arts Bldg. was redesigned so I am looking forward to it. It has always been a terrific little planetarium for adults and kids.

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Toms River
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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Rogert J. Novins Planetarium is located on the campus of Ocean County College at College Drive off Route 549/Hooper Ave. in Toms River, just south of the Brick Township line and north of the Ocean County Mall. This planetarium is a hidden gem. Newly renovated, it's about the same size as the State of NJ planetarium in Trenton. For the... More 

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