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The Robert J. Novins Planetarium

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Address: 1 College Dr, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ 08753-2239
Phone Number: +1 732-255-0343
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Mon 10:00 - 14:00
Wed 10:00 - 14:00
Fri 10:00 - 14:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Explore the universe seeing the stars and planets like you have never seen...

Explore the universe seeing the stars and planets like you have never seen before with our Laser Music Shows, Sky Shows and Full Dome Movies, great for all ages.

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StarSpangled events

Programs at OCC are as good as any planetarium in the country. The speakers are excellent. The programs are varied with the seasons. It is easy to lose yourself in the stars.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter H
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Toms River
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Toms River
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Programs at OCC are as good as any planetarium in the country. The speakers are excellent. The programs are varied with the seasons. It is easy to lose yourself in the stars.

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Thank Peter H
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We hosted our son's 6th birthday party here and it was so much fun! Amanda suggested Teenager's Guide to the Galaxy and the kids (ages 3.5 to 10) were engaged listening to the "big kids." After the film, our host, a retired elementary school teacher, gave us an informative tour of the night sky and closed with a taste of... More 

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2 Thank lkdef
manchester, United States
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The planetarium has wonder kids events. My daughter has enjoyed many shows there and we are always pleased.

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1 Thank Kimberly P
Island Heights
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I had house guests with 8 year old and decided to show them more than the seashore so took them to planetarium at Ocean Co. College. It was a great show and my guests were all very impressed that little Ocean County has such a high tech offering for the public.

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1 Thank 373galew
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Planetarium was great! I held my son's 6th birthday there. They even supplied some toys and activities to the children to play with prior to the party

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2 Thank Bmac0620
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This place is great for any age. No one can be actually bored. Information is interesting and the narrator does a great job. With the help of quite a few monitors this guy puts up an amazing universe show. Comfortable sits and kind staff all over. It's also super affordable !!!

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3 Thank Marlene M
Barnegat, New Jersey
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Well I was pleasantly surprised how nice this was. I have two boys ages 16 & 7 and they both liked it. Very clean. Restrooms close but as well as a gift shop. They even offer birthday parties. Very reasonable, and of course educational.Will go again

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3 Thank Fireupursula
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Been to the planetarium a number times with and without kids. Very informative, small intimate setting and variety of shows. Went with kids when Sesame Street characters took a ride around the universe once and my 4 year old grandson immediately learned about the north star, milky way and other recognizable constellations. (Frankly, I learned about the north star, milky... More 

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3 Thank Dulwolf
Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

A great experience for our grandchildren. We saw the Christmas show this year. We will take them to other shows as the year progresses.

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2 Thank Gary G
Kevin M, Assistant Manager at The Robert J. Novins Planetarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you and your family had a great time. We are having special shows during the week of spring break and on most Saturdays during the year. Keep up to date with all of our shows and events at www.ocean.edu/planet.htm and also on our Facebook page. More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

It is a great place to visit and see the different stars. They have different very colorful lights and shapes with different types of music. We really enjoyed our visit here.

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2 Thank Karen310

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