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Strasenburgh Planetarium

Address: 657 East Ave, Rochester, NY
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Ranked #28 of 148 things to do in Rochester
Type: Observatories & planetariums, Museums
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Type: Observatories & planetariums, Museums
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

i cant believe i waited until now to go see a planetarium show,... it is really something ! we watched the moon show and it was really memorable. my 8 yr old had a blast. a must do

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Villanova, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Strasenburgh Planetarium presents an amazing show of stars as they evolve over the course of day and night over a backdrop of the Rochester city skyline. The narrative accompanying the show is engaging and informative. The seats are comfortable and the views are excellent from all vantage points. Ample free parking is nearby and the building is accessible. I... More 

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Linden, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It's mainly a building to house the Zeiss star projector with a few hands-on exhibits to get kids hooked on astronomy but, for a town of this size, it's existence at all is a marvel. And, it's well done, well organized, well kept and clean. They do seem to have varying used for the planetarium stage itself beside star shows.... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I don't know much about stars but I enjoyed the star show at Strasenburgh. It was mesmerizing to think about the vastness of our universe.

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Rochester Ny Area
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353 reviews 353 reviews
189 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

nice selection of shows each week; many day sessions for school groups too. nice gift shop; easy to get to; adequate on site parking. not too costly

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Syracuse , NY
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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We live in Syracuse and took a day trip with our grandchildren aged 9 and 6 to the planetarium. The Strasenburgh website lists the suggested ages for their various shows and we selected " A Trip To Mars And Saturn ". Our grandchildren enjoyed the exhibits outside the theater until showtime and we took our seats. The narrator for the... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Last weekend, we attended a wedding at the Planetarium. Before it started, they projected pictures of the bride and groom and their families at various ages on the ceiling. Then, after the procession, they gave a brief little Planetarium show. They didn't really connect it to love or weddings though, which they probably could have. I mean, you know, stars,... More 

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Rochester, NY
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12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great place to bring the kids and see a movie. You have to be careful where you sit because it can be a little awkward of an angle trying to watch depending on where you are. It can also be loud, so some kids might not like that. Free with your RMSC membership, so we have gone a lot.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The shows are mainly aimed at the younger audience but still fun & informative for adults too. There are a few hands on activities to 'play' with whilst you wait for your chosen show & there's information boards dotted about - there's more 'science' in the adjacent museum if you want it. Not all the shows are about space &... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Took the kids to see the grand canyon movie at the planetarium. They loved it. Great site above you and the sound is great. Staff was awesome. We were running a lil behind but they had them wait for us to get in and seated before they started it. Definitely going again soon for another show.

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