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Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium

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this was a nice planetarium. Enjoyed the science centre display as well. It was a little... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mickey448
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It was raining, so we looked for options. We had noticed the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Located on the University of Arizona campus, Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium inspires visitors of all ages with the wonders of science. Explore the solar system and beyond in Flandrau’s state-of-the-art planetarium theater, featuring a...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was a nice planetarium. Enjoyed the science centre display as well. It was a little difficult to find parking but once we did it was worth the stopMore

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ShipherdR, Communications at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback and glad to hear you had a good visit! Sorry to hear about the parking hunt. We're on the campus of the University of Arizona, so although we have free parking behind the building, once it fills up it can take...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining, so we looked for options. We had noticed the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium a couple of days earlier and decided to give it a try. Although smaller than most planetariums I’ve toured, this was a very good choice. The docent who...More

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ShipherdR, Communications at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! Glad to hear you had a good visit. Our staff works hard to make sure everyone has a great science exploration experience! We're amazed and pleased by all the rain Tucson has had this fall. We hope you'll come back as...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

What a great way to spend an afternoon, travelling through our solar system and beyond! Small but excellent planetarium located on the campus of the University of Arizona Tucson, children's discovery exhibits and a very interesting area devoted to rocks, fossils and minerals. They offer...More

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ShipherdR, Communications at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! And so glad to hear that you had a good visit! Pleased to hear you explored the UA Mineral Museum on our lower level, it is a world class collection of gems and mineral specimens. We hope you'll come back...More

Reviewed September 5, 2018

all my kids (from 3yo to teens) enjoyed this place. their favorite section was the brain teasers room. Helped them to think thru lots of logic problems. Challenges could be done at almost any age level including adult. The gemstone collection in basement is really...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

We went for Earth day. It is a nice, small, quaint planetarium and museum. Everyone was very friendly. It does have a great mineral display which did not appeal to my 6-year-old at all. They have a small sea exhibit and the girl who was...More

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Shipherd R, Public Relations Manager at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Hi Haley, Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you and your son had a good visit! And we always appreciate hearing back from our visitors. And I'm sorry you felt it was too costly for the experience. Did you take advantage of the Earth Day...More

Reviewed April 5, 2018

We went to Flandrau with friends who are avid collectors of minerals and meteorites. The Science Center Exhibits on the main floor were educational and fun, but downstairs was the highlight. The U of Arizona Mineral Museum has a very complete exhibit and it was...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

I was in this planetarium some time ago when visiting Tucson and I was enchanted with the presentation. Looking at the night sky just now - in a far away country - I remembered my visit and the ecliptic and how this makes it so...More

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Shipherd R, Public Relations Manager at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Hi Rita, Thanks for your kind words! We're always happy to hear that one of our planetarium shows helped someone interpret the night sky. We hope you'll come see us again if you're back in town and say hello. Much appreciated, Shipherd Reed

Reviewed January 20, 2018

We arrived too early to be able to see the planetarium presentation, so we got in for half price. It was a great little visit. We loved the gem collection and the room with puzzles. We spend about an hour and a half there. We...More

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Shipherd R, Public Relations Manager at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thanks so much for your feedback. If you live in the Tucson region and want to see a planetarium show, email me at shipherd@email.arizona.edu. Cheers, Shipherd Reed, Assoc. Director of Communications

Reviewed January 14, 2018

We went primarily for the mineral display and we were not disappointed. There is a huge collection but what is even more fascinating were the work of jewelry artists on display. The science museum part was small and primarily aimed for the younger ones. Even...More

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Shipherd R, Public Relations Manager at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Thanks for your feedback! We really appreciate it, and so glad to hear you had a good visit. If you did not get to see a planetarium show, let us know! You can reach me at: shipherd@email.arizona.edu Thanks, Shipherd Reed Assoc. Director of Communications

Reviewed January 4, 2018

We went primarily for the Modern Gem and Jewelry Collection, which provides lovely examples of jewelry, but more scientific information about the jewels would have made the display a better fit for a science museum. The mineral collection downstairs would also benefit from more information...More

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Shipherd R, Public Relations Manager at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Hi Bruce, Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. We have been working on additional exhibit panels to include more scientific information about how gems form and what they tell us scientifically. We see the gap there and we wish those were part...More

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It's $14 for the general public, and seniors/military/veterans with ID are $10. There are parking meters along adjacent streets if you don't want to pay for garage parking.
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