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Ward Beecher Planetarium

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

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Halloween Nightlights show - good for something different and it's free!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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304 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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.

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Hubbard, Ohio
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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