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Strasenburgh Planetarium

657 East Ave, Rochester, NY
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Ranked #24 of 59 attractions in Rochester
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
Most recent review
- Jun 16, 2014
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English first
Rochester, New York, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

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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Rochester, New York
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23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We brought some out of town guests there for the first time in years. Most of the offerings were not star show/planetarium topics using their Zeiss projector. Instead we watched a nature show projected on their spherical screen, that was not particularly sharp or vivid. The exhibit area as one exited was sparse but hands-on and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great place for all ages to view the stars and special programs that are very educational. The theate is set up so you can look up at the viewing screen comfotably.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

This planetarium is very clean, offers a lot of free parking, boasts some nifty movies with state of the art special effects, but we felt that their adherence to the truth in advertising principle was grossly lacking. To be clear, so you don't make the same mistake we did, although the marquees poster over the entrance boasts, "Blast off with... More

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Niagara Falls
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134 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

One of the few original star projectors left. The star shows are great as are the the IMAX films. We have been members for the past 8 years.

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Rochester
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16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I have enjoyed the programs at the planetarium since I was a teenager, years ago. Now we are taking our grandchildren to the planetarium. The 3 and 4 year olds were sitting on the edge of their seat during Fly me to the Moon. The teenagers liked the NASA program and the other programs as well. We still enjoy the... More

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Held the attention of the kids and had a great experience. The announcer was very knowledgeable and was enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge.

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