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Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, Reno

(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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  • The movie theater has a good show about space and will be educational for the kids. You can also touch a meteor. 
  • We were the only people there for shows. Stayed for 2 shows, only 4 in theatre. Nice shows. Limited exhibits. Of course if you're into planetariums it worth the stop. From downtown can take star bus t...  more »
  • I took my husband to a show and it was great for a night out and learning. We both enjoyed the learning experience and it was fun to learn about our planet and the universe. 
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  • We were on a 1st grade fieldtrip. I wanted to spend more time to look and read info. The front desk people could try to be more friendly, esp. Since there were so so many kids and they were behaving quite well. The guy giving presentation was great. I'm sorry I didn't get his name .
  • 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😊
  • 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.
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