We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Einstein Planetarium

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Seventh and Independence Ave., Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number:
+1 202-357-2700

Part of the Smithsonian, the Einstein Planetarium features Imax Theatre...

Part of the Smithsonian, the Einstein Planetarium features Imax Theatre presentations and a Star Wars exhibition.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 15 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1

$9 for one of the most amazing show I have ever seen in my life! You're sitting in a room where hundreds of 8K TV-s surround you. (Sometimes you'll have an strange feeling that... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2016
Daniel B
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 15: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

$9 for one of the most amazing show I have ever seen in my life! You're sitting in a room where hundreds of 8K TV-s surround you. (Sometimes you'll have an strange feeling that the room is rotating)

2 Thank Daniel B
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go on a 100+ degree day! Movies were very informative and leaves you in awe.... But they are too short and fairly expensive for the 24 min that they are...

2 Thank ChristyK523
Vashon, Washington
Level Contributor
388 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Myself and my kids (6 and 11) loved the 3D IMAX documentary we saw. It is pricey but the theater is comfy and air-conditioned. You get a significant discount if you want to watch a second presentation. Since the Air & Space Museum is free it is worth spending the money on IMAX.

2 Thank Adam S
Makati, Philippines
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2016

The Dark Universe documentary narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson was the highlight of my trip to DC! The planetarium was really something! For space freaks like me--who get a bit teary-eyed watching documentaries on the universe, this was a magical experience! The narrative was nicely paced, informative and provided a really nice background to the visual treat that I wish... More 

4 Thank lukarit
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
159 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2015

It is part of the Smithsonian Air & Space museum. It is a dome shaped theater where you can watch documentaries.

1 Thank Kaj978
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2015

I wasn't really too interested in this museum, but the planetarium was really enjoyable for me! The movie was cool and it's a round domed ceiling so it feels like you're actually in space.

2 Thank mindonhiatus
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

If you visit AIR and Space museum, do not miss the Journey to the Stars show. For adults, teenagers and young kids, for everyone, it was a magical experience. The views, the narratives, demonstrations, excellent.. We had limited time so couldn't stay for the other shows, however if we visit the museum again, will definitely stay for other shows in... More 

6 Thank ebo123
Manalapan, New Jersey
Level Contributor
67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2015

I came across the Einstein Planetarium when walking through the Air & Space Museum and so happy that we did because it was a great experience! I loved that we were able to purchase tickets right there and were able to see the next show that was playing in 15 minutes and did not have to wait long. We saw... More 

4 Thank Stephy3026
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
156 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

After trekking around the place, it was a welcome break to sit in the planetarium and learn about black space. The narrator was the man from Cosmos and his voice made me sleepy but I stayed awake to enjoy the show.

1 Thank Sara H
Kiev, Ukraine
Level Contributor
56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2013

To start with, I need to make a remark that I'm a great fan of planetariums as such because they provide entertainment with an educative touch, which is an unforgettable experience for children (first of all) combined with unsophisticated presentation of astronomy essentials. They may not grow up to become galileos, einsteins, hawkings, and hubbles, but a broad outlook is... More 

3 Thank Alexander_UA

Travelers who viewed Einstein Planetarium also viewed


Been to Einstein Planetarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Einstein Planetarium staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?