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Address: 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041-1920
Phone Number: (956) 326-DOME (3663)

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Nice place to take the family

We took the grandkids to see the show at the planetarium. It was a very good outing for them. They enjoyed learning about the universe and the visual graphics were very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2016
Laredo, Texas
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Laredo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We took the grandkids to see the show at the planetarium. It was a very good outing for them. They enjoyed learning about the universe and the visual graphics were very good.

Thank TexasBob_10
Laredo, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Have visit the planetarium once a year. Its one of the few Laredo attractions. Its a great experience.

Thank Gerardo P
Laredo, Texas
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The TAMIU Planetarium is a great place to take young children and teenagers. It is an intellectually stimulating place sure to spark your child's imagination. It is also situated at a University which can also be inspiring in planting the seeds for a college education.

1 Thank Ana G
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This planetarium has a terrible focal length telescope. If people are talking about the movies being great, sure. It beats your house. This "University" doesn't even have the decent budget to place on sciences. The telescopes they have are if I am not mistaken second hand. This University and its studies are a joke.

7 Thank Adolfo G
Laredo, Texas
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Before this planetarium we would have to go to Houston, TX to view this films. Watching the movies in a half-dome screen is truly an awesome experience!!

4 Thank MargGlz
Laredo, Texas
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37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This is one of the most interesting places in Laredo, Texas. They are film nights like The Egyptian pyramids, Zula Patrol: Down to Earth, Lamps of Atlantis, and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon". It is a wonderful, educational explanation of planets, stars, and constellations. My children were fascinated by the show. The staff are courteous, pleasant, and helpful.... More 

9 Thank April M
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Older kids (school aged) will really enjoy the experience and learn from it. It is too much for many children under 5.

3 Thank Lisasjm1
Laredo, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Loved the universe and "7 Wonders of the World". And it was in Spanish. Beautiful.

4 Thank jackglo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Awesome hi-tech 3D entertainment for the whole family

6 Thank AMAPO
Laredo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2006

Laredo visitors are talking about the new Planetarium at the Texas A&M International University campus. The building itself, a pyramid-shaped glass structure, is quite impressive. The facility offers shows for the entire family and boasts one of only seven Digistar-3 systems in the nation. This high-tech equipment allows for the projection of incredible images on the planetarium dome. Shows range... More 

16 Thank LaredoCVB

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