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“Great for KIds?”

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
Ranked #57 of 287 things to do in Tucson
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 fulldome digital projection system that can launch from the Earth and fly to planets, moons, and asteroids. Flandrau also offers fun interactive science exhibits that will engage the whole family, and the dazzling specimens of the UA Mineral Museum. Current exhibits topics include earth science, astronomy, math puzzles, and gemstones. Open Daily, see website for hours, showtimes, and admission prices.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Tucson
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289 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Great for KIds?”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

Not bad for kids, with lots of hands-on exhibits, but adults will get bored pretty quick. The planetarium is 'old school' but probably great for the students to program run. Best part is the night viewing at the observatory telescope.

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Tucson
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55 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“UA Science-Flandrau”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

The last I heard the Flandrau observatory had been closed to the public. I'd be delighted if it is open again, especially for the Christmas season programs.

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Columbia, Missouri
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26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Star gazing through observatory telescope”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

Worth visiting one evening to view sky through telescope. Small museum. Kids like the displays. It's been a while since I've visited so maybe displays have improved. Would think the university should invest more in this as there are few places where the star gazing is so spectacular.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Laser shows ROCK!”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Minerals amazing, too; Sci activities a little tired.

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Tucson, Arizona
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258 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Nice redo”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

They have a beautiful new display of minerals. Lots of fun hands on things for kids to do.

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