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Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, Reno

Categories: Observatories, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
The Fleischmann Atmospherium Planetarium was built in 1963 on the University of Nevada-Reno campus. It was the first planetarium in the United States to feature a 360-degree projector capable of providing horizon-to-horizon images and through time-lapse photography showing an entire day’s weather in a few minutes.Currently it offers public star shows.The planetarium’s uniquely shaped building, a hyperbolic paraboloid, was designed by famed Reno architect Raymond M. Hellmann, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings
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  • As some others have said, Fleischmann isn't huge, but it's still cool...and free. The staff was really friendly and the show we saw was interesting, well-done, and presented only to us, which was a ni...  read more »
  • If you are looking for a place to take you children/grandchildren then don't overlook the planetarium. The static displays of moon rocks and meteors is open to the public and provide a few hours of ac...  read more »
  • Strongly recommend for the young and seasoned astronomers! I was pleasantly surprised with what this center offers. Very informative, free ( unless you want to see the show), good coverage of all topi...  read more »
  • Took the little ones to see this month's NightSky program but it had been moved to the Redfield campus. We did catch another show and then explored the upstairs exhibit. The dome is on the smaller side but will still hold a fair number of people. The seats are that plasticy, leather material and so will squeak if it contacts your skin and you are shifting about. The exhibit was pretty interesting. The kids really enjoyed it and so did this mom & dad. There are samples of meteorites on display and some you can even touch. We didn't get to explore it throughly but not an issue since we bought an annual pass. The staff was very friendly, polite, and courteous. They were nice enough to ask if we wanted to see the show and then hold it a couple minutes so we could get the kids sorted to go in. There is free parking. The only downside is that you may need to get a parking pass from the counter as the parking garage is predominantly UNR parking. Not a major issue, just going to be a bit annoying about our 3rd or 4th visit with a passel of kids to manage. So, having one to keep handy in the car would be kind of nice. But, certainly, not a deal-breaker. They do have tables and vending machines on the lower level. So, if you want to bring a snack you may. As is common with most planetatiums, no food is allowed in the dome, so plan accordingly.
  • Nice shows, and wonderful staff. It was a great place to visit on a rainy Reno day. And, I actually learned something, go figure😊
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  • Smaller than I expected,Pink Floyd dark side of the moon show was spoiled by stoned 40 year + fans. Laughing and grunting through light show.
  • Small but very nice neat and informative, and the staff is wonderful.
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