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The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Really fun activity!

I’ve gone to the planetarium for informative shows, shows about black holes and space stations, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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Out of this world experience. You can do anything there now. Some people are planning weddings and... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2019
Mike S
Hannibal, Missouri
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HUGE UPGRADES DONE IN FEBRUARY 2017: - Dual-4K Digital Projection System by RSA Cosmos - 5.1 Surround Sound System - 150 newly refurbished dome recliners - Space Portal connection to Science City Combining interactive astronomy education with...more
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30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2410
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve gone to the planetarium for informative shows, shows about black holes and space stations, and a beetles laser shows, and I enjoyed all of them! Very fun place to spend time at relaxing. The reclining chairs and beanbags are very comfy, and make for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

Out of this world experience. You can do anything there now. Some people are planning weddings and showing photo's on the ceilings/walls. They are also doing laser shows.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mike S
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting show, and not too long! It was a great afternoon activity since I got the tickets for free from a special deal. Would recommend the Mars show if you like to think about what a Mars landing would be like.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Nice little planetarium that's located inside Union Station at Kansas City. Really reasonable prices for 40 minutes show.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Thomas P
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice information. Kids were able to lay in bean bags. Good information and easy ticket to get. Inside the union depot which was nude to check out also.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank buytaerts
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

What a great way to spend the day with the kids. They loved the light show and so did I. We will definetely be back for more shows in the future.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

The Planetarium is great, but Patrick, the presenter is outstanding! He is so personable and really connected with the audience. A must see stop when in Kansas City!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank jpattersonss
Reviewed October 3, 2017

I have visited planetariums and never found one as entertaining and interesting as this one. The show was packed and yet you could hear a pin drop because everyone (of which half were students) was engaged and learning. I learned new facts about the items...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

This was such a fun experience. I am pretty knowledgeable about our solar system and there were several things that I learned. It was very interesting and the moderator is funny. I suffer from vertigo and did just fine as long as I didn't look...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank blforman
Reviewed October 3, 2017

I took several students to the Planetarium last Saturday to see Sky Station Live, the fall tour, and Patrick did an amazing job of making the learning clear and fun for all the ages represented in the room. The history and the graphics to assist...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Summer B
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Mary H
November 6, 2018|
Response from Patrick H | Property representative |
Tickets for children 2 and younger are free of charge!
April 6, 2016|
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Response from SPB_71 | Reviewed this property |
$6 per person for planetarium.
Karen B
July 2, 2015|
Response from Patrick H | Property representative |
Hello! Since the planetarium is a special educational dome theater, we do not allow food or drink inside during shows. You are more than welcome to bring food into Union Station, however, and there are tables available for... More