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It was Okay, but far from free

We visited in July thinking this would be an inexpensive event for the kids. It was very... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Fort Washington, Maryland
Inaccurate information.

Am I the only one questioning that they referred to the sun as a yellow star twice in the show... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
Sheri R
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Part of the Smithsonian, the Einstein Planetarium features Imax Theatre presentations and a Star Wars exhibition.
Seventh and Independence Ave., Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-357-2700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased tickets to Dark Universe and Journey to the Stars, both 25 minute films. We felt this was a little pricey for such short movies. Either movie was good, but probably not necessary to see both. Free admission to the museum, but all movies...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

We visited in July thinking this would be an inexpensive event for the kids. It was very interesting, and this time of year is very crowded. I liked the kids could go in and tour the aircraft. The area where the kids got to look...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank tw-luv2travel
Reviewed May 28, 2018

An extra-charge attraction (typically $9) within the Air and Space Museum. Comfortable seating from any vantage, Of the two shows playing Neil Grasses Tyson's Dark Universe and a little strong than the Whoopi Goldberg-narrated journey to the stars. But then, Tyson has real cred. But...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mhainey924
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Very good quality could shows saw dark universe with Neil Degrassi Tyson very well done comfortable and only eight dollars well worth it

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Am I the only one questioning that they referred to the sun as a yellow star twice in the show? While my children and I definitely enjoyed the presentation and love loved the planetarium, I have concerns about the accuracy of the information.

Date of experience: November 2017
6  Thank Sheri R
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

My daughters, ages 12 &16, both thought it was very basic information. It was very lacking in interesting detail so since the seats were so comfy, we all had a great nap. The later Journey to Space 3D sounded better but couldn't stay that long,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank L0ve2Escape
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)

Date of experience: August 2016
5  Thank danielbarbarics
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...

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank ChristyK523
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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
4  Thank Adam S
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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
5  Thank lukarit
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