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“Fun place”

Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
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$87.85*
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Montreal Attraction Pass
Ranked #9 of 78 Fun & Games in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Along with the Biodôme, the Botanical Garden and the Insectarium, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is part of the Montréal Space for Life, Canada's largest natural museum science complex and Montreal's top must see attraction. Packages available. Change your perspective at the Montreal Space for Life. Plunge into a thrilling odyssey to the sounds of symphonic music at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. Discover the beautiful starry sky above Montreal with a skilled astronomy interpreter. Like an explorer, embark on an exciting virtual journey that will take you thousands of light years away from Earth, to the stars and beyond! Located close to the Biodome, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium offers a completely fresh experience of astronomy. Thanks to cutting-edge technology you will live a unique experience of the Universe through two different shows - one focused on science, the other more whimsical. Its exhibition, Exo: Our Search for Life in the Universe, enriches this cosmic journey. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fun place”
Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The planetarium is a good place for kids to learn. It had Good interactive games. Also, the first how is very interesting, and it is good that you that they have bean bags to lay down and see the show.

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Sainte-Julie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is nice, the special effects are great, we learn a lot while the kids are playing and having fun. We bought the yearly pass, but unfortunately, it was the same show for the whole year, so it's not worth buying the pass...

Visited February 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Bean bag room is fabulous!”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

I dragged my feet going here as I usually find Planetariums boring, however this was one of the highlights of my trip. There are two shows in a row that you watch, and the first one is in a round room where you lie on bean bags in the middle of the room, watching a 3d-ish show on the ceiling above you. it was really an amazing experience. After that you go in to a regular planetarium style room for another presentation. All in all, both interesting and a unique experience.

Visited May 2014
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Falmouth, MA
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“Best Attraction in the Olympic Park”
Reviewed May 23, 2014

This new planetarium is an interesting piece of architecture with a few exhibits about meteors and two good shows that are included in the price of admission.

Visited May 2014
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“Very nice depending on the shows”
Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

There are two shows here and an exhibit of meteors. You should decide before going if you are interested in the shows because that is basically what it is for - seeing the shows. The exhibit on meteors is very good. There is an underground connection to the Biodome.

Visited May 2014
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