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Russell C Davis Planetarium

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Address: 201 E Pascagoula St, Jackson, MS 39201-4101
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Be wowed by giant stars, glowing planets and distant galaxies all shown on...

Be wowed by giant stars, glowing planets and distant galaxies all shown on a giant wrap-around screen at this engaging planetarium, one of the largest in the South.

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What a Shame...

First I want to commend all the employees. Our school trip was great. The employees were very nice and did a great job. The engineer that ran the equipment took time to talk about... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2016
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Meridian, Mississippi
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Like other reviewers, I have to say this place is in sore need for updating and it's a crying shame that the city doesn't support this adequately. That said, our Grandkid's Spring Break was different from the local schools and we were the only one's there, but the staff treated us royally and turned what could have been an awful... More 

Thank Pat R
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118 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

First I want to commend all the employees. Our school trip was great. The employees were very nice and did a great job. The engineer that ran the equipment took time to talk about the equipment and the movie we were to watch. Now on to the average rating I gave. The facilities have not been updated since at least... More 

4 Thank Devildog126
Middleton, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I didn't realize this place only showed movies. We just happened to walk in 10 minutes before a showing of Black Holes so we went in. It was our family and one other couple. The movie was alright but I thought this place would offer more learning experiences. The gift shop is non existent, don't let the sign fool you.... More 

3 Thank Nicole B
Flowood, Mississippi
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64 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016

This planetarium is really small, but they make do with what they have, and really offer an exceptional educational experience.

1 Thank John Y
Sumrall, United States
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2015

We brought our kids here and they really seemed to enjoy it. I do wish they could update it a little because things seemed a little run down. (Kids didn't mind though.)

Thank Gina M
Raymond, Mississippi
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2015

I remember going to the planetarium in the mid 80s and it was nice....fast forward to 2015 and the only thing that has changed is that it is run down. The same old equipment is till in use. Technology has expanded so much since the 80s but this place has not gotten the memo. The movies that they show are... More 

2 Thank sdavisnp
Pearl, Mississippi
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2015

Took my grand kids, the show we went to watch was having problems so we watched the other program they were offering. also they do not take credit cards, not a problem for me but the couple behind me said they did not and had to run down the street to a ATM. but overall and ok time.

2 Thank John P
Jackson, Mississippi
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2015

I went here for a child's birthday party. The place really needs updating; it kinds of reminds me of a cross between an old movie theater and a bowling alley. I think the kids had a good time and the movie we viewed was the kind of hokey that made it amusing and enjoyable.

4 Thank G601
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2014

But the film we saw was awful. I wanna go to the planetarium to see stars. I feel like they sold out by trying to be IMAX. However, I will go back in search of seeing things more sky related.

3 Thank Lisa S
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173 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a good time with the kids watching a movie here. The facilities could use some updating, but overall we had a great time.

5 Thank SD6z

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