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Ward Beecher Planetarium

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Address: Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555
Phone Number: +1 330-941-1370
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Awesome shows

I have had a wonderful time every time I have been here. Excellent presentation with informative narration in very comfortable seating.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 18, 2016
David R
Youngstown, Ohio
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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

I have had a wonderful time every time I have been here. Excellent presentation with informative narration in very comfortable seating.

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

We went on Halloween night w/ our 8 y/o son - it was surprisingly not crowded. The host and his assistant were very nice and the show was interesting. The music/ sound isn't the best - not like a concert quality sound. A few dark moments for my family but, overall a nice show. We parked right on the street... More 

1 Thank beardogmom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

We love the planetarium. It is a fun, free and educational time for everyone. My kids age 12,10 and 8 all love going to see the stars.

Thank Kerri W
Hubbard, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2015

Such a great resource! Staff is very knowledgeable. Shows are always free - get there about 10 minutes early because the doors close at showtime. Public shows each Fri/Sat. We've been there for weekly shows as well as the Laser show they hold yearly.

1 Thank jgm820
Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

During the school year, the Planetarium puts on free shows for the public, usually on Friday and Saturday nights. You have to arrive on time as they lock the doors when the show is scheduled to start. The shows are really very good, and the planetarium at YSU is one of the only in NE Ohio. It has also been... More 

2 Thank OrionOctober
Canfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Visit here and be amazed by the sights and professionalism of the staff. A fun place to visit with the family kids love it

1 Thank EveOhio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

This really isn't going to hold anyones attention, let alone a child. I have done it twice with boy scouts. Kinda boring

1 Thank mimi68Canfield

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