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Center for Earth & Space Science Education

Address: 1400 East Fifth Street, Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX
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Ranked #12 of 16 Attractions in Tyler
Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
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Denison, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This exhibit was fantastic at both Discovery Science Place and CESSE. Movies in the dome at CESSE a plus; very fun and informative too.

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

With kids ages 9, 13, and 17 it can be difficult to find something we can all enjoy together and the CESSE has been the perfect place for us. There are about 5 different shows that run back to back each day. New shows are added each year. Once you pay, you can see as many of the shows as... More

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Longview
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We enjoyed the planetarium and the Da Vinci exhibit. The young lady with the exhibit was very well informed and seemed excited to show us the exhibits. We only had a few hours to stay, but you could spend almost all day here. The exhibition of Goodnight Rose City was OK. It was nice to see a local children's book... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This was a great stop for the family while we were in Tyler. The planetarium was excellent. Our family was very engaged and excited about the amazing Davinci exhibit also. The only issue we had was finding the building on campus. The physical address was not found in any of our GPS apps nor were there signs on campus to... More

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Tyler, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Yes we have been in planateriums all over the country..But my grandkids had not. They were 10 & 8 and love science..I was amazed at the wealth of information and looking up to the roof in comfortable chairs was astounding. We saw the Egyptian exibit and spent an hour just in the museum area..building things and being amazed. Also would... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Maybe we came when it was under construction but this place was way overrated. The exhibit hall was the size of a living room with only a handful of dinosaur replicas. We saw the Dinosaur/Pangea film. I was expecting a National Geographic type movie. It was claymation. My 6 year old liked it, though. The customer service is lacking. Badly.... More

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Texas
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209 reviews 209 reviews
120 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We took our 11 year old daughter to see the new dinosaur show and display. The theater is a dome that holds about 75 people and the projections are really clear and crisp. This show we saw is only here for a few months and worth seeing. They also have a display of dinosaurs, and fossils to see that was... More

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Dallas, Texas
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252 reviews 252 reviews
168 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The current "Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World" is extremely well done. The computerization is over-the-top amazing for all ages. The movie lasts about 45 minutes and is shown in full high-definition color on the 40-foot domed planetarium theater. Various of the tourist maps have a 2 for 1 coupon. Your ticket also admits you to a very small... More

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Calgary, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The Center for Earth and Space Science Education (CESSE) at Tyler Junior College is a fantastic facility for all ages. There is a state of the at digital theater and a range of exhibits that change regularly to keep you coming back for more, all at a very reasonable price. We saw Wonders of the Universe in the digital theater.... More

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Galveston Island, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We don't stop to smell the roses or look at the stars much any more. This is a great experience. During the summer - the heat of this summer - it was a cool, inspiring experience. We did not want to leave!

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