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The Robert J. Novins Planetarium

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Address: 1 College Dr, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ 08754
Phone Number: +1 732-255-0343
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Explore the universe seeing the stars and planets like you have never seen...

Explore the universe seeing the stars and planets like you have never seen before with our Laser Music Shows, Sky Shows and Full Dome Movies, great for all ages.

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Kids actually listen the whole time.

This place is great for any age. No one can be actually bored. Information is interesting and the narrator does a great job. With the help of quite a few monitors this guy puts up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gamtrip
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Planetarium was great! I held my son's 6th birthday there. They even supplied some toys and activities to the children to play with prior to the party

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for any age. No one can be actually bored. Information is interesting and the narrator does a great job. With the help of quite a few monitors this guy puts up an amazing universe show. Comfortable sits and kind staff all over. It's also super affordable !!!

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Well I was pleasantly surprised how nice this was. I have two boys ages 16 & 7 and they both liked it. Very clean. Restrooms close but as well as a gift shop. They even offer birthday parties. Very reasonable, and of course educational.Will go again

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Thank Fireupursula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Been to the planetarium a number times with and without kids. Very informative, small intimate setting and variety of shows. Went with kids when Sesame Street characters took a ride around the universe once and my 4 year old grandson immediately learned about the north star, milky way and other recognizable constellations. (Frankly, I learned about the north star, milky... More 

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Thank Dulwolf
Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

A great experience for our grandchildren. We saw the Christmas show this year. We will take them to other shows as the year progresses.

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Kevin M, Assistant Manager at The Robert J. Novins Planetarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you and your family had a great time. We are having special shows during the week of spring break and on most Saturdays during the year. Keep up to date with all of our shows and events at www.ocean.edu/planet.htm and also on our Facebook page. More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It is a great place to visit and see the different stars. They have different very colorful lights and shapes with different types of music. We really enjoyed our visit here.

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Lavallette, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Went to the Planetarium this past Saturday for their Laser Rock show. About 12 classic songs with awesome laser effects. I felt like the 70's were back again. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

I’ve attended several programs at the Robert J. Novins Planetarium and it is always a great experience for both adults and children. Parking is easy and convenient, there is a nice little gift shop and easily-accessed bathrooms. The planetarium itself is beautiful and the staff does an exceptional job of educating the public in an entertaining as well as informative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently attended a program with our nine year old son and everyone had a wonderful time. Our program was entitled Let it Snow and included a laser show set to music as well as an abbreviated star talk featuring the highlights of the night sky during this time of year. We all enjoyed both programs and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Our visit here was a last minute stop. It was just Ok. It did make me and my daughter dizzy. It was not worth the price. 🌠🎇🎆

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