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Strasenburgh Planetarium

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Address: 657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
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Great planetarium. Check out the laser shows with music and the films they show there. Awesome place for all ages. The Christmas laser show is so festive and beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Roxanne C
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Fairport, NY
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84 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the facilities, equipment, price, comfort, etc. are top notch. Our party was grandpa, father and 3 sons, 3 to 11. The billed show was "Other Worlds Like Ours" about our efforts to find other habitable planets. Since we only found one, there was not much to say, but the process and telescopes were interesting. That being said,... More 

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Thank Jonahjohn
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great planetarium. Check out the laser shows with music and the films they show there. Awesome place for all ages. The Christmas laser show is so festive and beautiful.

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Thank Roxanne C
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I was in elementary school we use to take field trips to the planetarium yearly. I use to LOVE being there as a child and young teenager. Last year while I was visiting family in Rochester, I took my children and my dad to the planetarium. My kids had a good time, but I did not so much. I... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A theater in the round with comfortable seats with audio. Best place to see the stars shows. You can also view the stars through the telescope. Check their website for times and details.

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Thank 111MJH
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126 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought the Planetarium was going to be as good as the museum next door, but sadly, it was not even close. The only thing in there that was of any interest, was the 35 minute movie in the auditorium. It was interesting, but somewhat boring for children under 10 yrs. old. I even found myself wishing it was over.... More 

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Ohio
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Rochester with my wife and son. I had meetings in the morning and left them on their own. They went here. (I have them next to me as I write this review). I met them there afterward and my 9 yr. old was pumped. I asked him how it was and the title was his first statement.... More 

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Thank Pete K
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Star shows, laser shows, and nature movie selections provide plenty of variety. Hands-on exhibits in the circular hallway outside the planetarium offer additional interest. We are so fortunate to have this resource in our moderate-sized city, when many much larger cities don't have anything comparable. School holidays see an uptick in traffic volume, but it is generally easy to get... More 

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NYS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Saw two shows. Seats were different from what they had years ago and so not of the comfort level that made me instantly love the place as a kid. In spite of that, the show of the sea was grand and enjoyable. The second show on stars began so boring I thought I was back in college being lectured to,... More 

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Dansville, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My husband and I visited for the Christmas show! The seats were comfortable, staff were nice and attentive, and the overall presentation was wonderful. There are exhibits around the planetarium to browse as well. They even have one of the solar system that still includes Pluto as a planet!!! Fun for all and a must-go when visiting Rochester!

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Henrietta, New York
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great experience no matter what they have on their program, but the astronomy is my favorite. They have the best star projector made. The have leather seats so moving around in your seat produces no squeaky noise. It is great for children because they are attentive to the interesting programs. They also have a telescope to view the heavens during... More 

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