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“Wonderful planetarium and science displays”

Center for Earth & Space Science Education
Texas
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357 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“Wonderful planetarium and science displays”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We took our 11 year old daughter to see the new dinosaur show and display. The theater is a dome that holds about 75 people and the projections are really clear and crisp. This show we saw is only here for a few months and worth seeing. They also have a display of dinosaurs, and fossils to see that was well done. Besides the dinosaur exhibit they also have great star shows.

Visited June 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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723 reviews
543 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
“Sea Rex movie is extremely well done”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

The current "Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World" is extremely well done. The computerization is over-the-top amazing for all ages. The movie lasts about 45 minutes and is shown in full high-definition color on the 40-foot domed planetarium theater.
Various of the tourist maps have a 2 for 1 coupon.
Your ticket also admits you to a very small archaeologic museum displays of dinosaurs and "digs".

Visited June 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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125 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“state of the art science facility at a bargain price”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

The Center for Earth and Space Science Education (CESSE) at Tyler Junior College is a fantastic facility for all ages. There is a state of the at digital theater and a range of exhibits that change regularly to keep you coming back for more, all at a very reasonable price. We saw Wonders of the Universe in the digital theater. The visuals were awesome - it was a great teaser of the amazing things that happen in our universe, and I would have loved to look up some of the stuff, but I couldn’t remember half of it when the show was done! The digital theater ended with a digital roller coaster ride. It was interesting - fantastic visuals - but it was strange without any G-forces, wind, or noise of tracks. There was a brilliant Egyptology display, small, but with lots of artifacts and detail. Well presented and enough to keep even younger minds engaged.

There is food available for purchase at the facility, although you cannot bring it in with you to the digital theater or the exhibit hall. Go check out the website for details on the shows and exhibits that are currently at the facility.

Visited July 2012
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Galveston Island, Texas
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We don't stop to smell the roses or look at the stars much any more. This is a great experience. During the summer - the heat of this summer - it was a cool, inspiring experience. We did not want to leave!

Visited August 2012
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Lindale
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83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“What a ride!”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

I had a great experience here! The objects on display were awesome to see and the dome theater was fantastic!

Visited February 2012
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