National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur

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#4 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Malaysia
Travel to distant realms with a visit to National Planetarium, which introduces the cosmos through an engaging array of exhibits. The complex's contrasting blue and white exterior offers some good photo ops during sunny weather. Inside, displays and models depict the universe and space exploration, with information boards translated into English. The family-friendly layout should appeal to kids and adults alike. Check out the observation deck for a panoramic view of the city and catch the exhibitions held every hour or so, including a movie in the planetarium theater. Put National Planetarium into our Kuala Lumpur itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kuala Lumpur.
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  • August 1, 2017
    I visited the National Planetarium on my last trip to Kuala Lumpur. I must say I was lucky because that morning admission was free and there was practically no visitors then I could see him calmly. The environment is pretty well organized, there are various sections, the most interesting is where you can admire the soyuz and its interior. There is a bust dedicated to Gagarin. Another very interesting thing is being able to come up with a small elevator in the dome in the planetarium allto from where you can admire a beautiful view of Kuala Lumpur. A stage to consider
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  • July 30, 2017
    Entrance is free if you are not going to watch a movie. Worth a visit for kids and adult, near to other museum or parks (police musuem, Islamic arts musuem, bird park) and not far from National mosque...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    This place seems abandoned, Hardly anyone there to my surprise. There are very few things to capture your interest. And to come so far it is really a waste of time.  more »

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