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Burke Baker Planetarium

Neighbourhood: The Museum District
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Address: 1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX 77030-1749
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+1 713-639-4629

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Very good video and audio

Functions start every 30 minutes. Goods programs, very good video and very good audio. It is right next to the Museum of Natural Science so you can visit both the same day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Functions start every 30 minutes. Goods programs, very good video and very good audio. It is right next to the Museum of Natural Science so you can visit both the same day.

Thank HCC77
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We are starting at the planetarium since we just flew in today. We caught two shows and it was a great way to kick of the adventure. Stunning visuals for both shows. Highly recommend catching a show if your in the area.

Thank Donna W
Lufkin, tx
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My whole family loved it we saw starry night express. We had teens a six year old and two 18 Month old babies they all loved it. The babies sat In our laps.

Thank Saltwatergirl82
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

You may to plan this trip in advance and decide which show you want to watch. We showed up and had to go for our second best pick as our first pick required us to wait for 3 hours. Nevertheless worth the trip combined with other activities you could do at the museum

Thank Fiazuddeen T
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

The recently renovated planetarium now has very comfortable stadium style seating and ultra high resolution shows that will just blow you away. Today was my first trip back the planetarium since the renovation was completed and I was more than pleasantly surprised. The quality of shows such as the Dark Universe narrated by Neil DeGrass Tyson kept even children of... More 

Thank Larry G
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Dark Side of the Moon is a great visual/auditory experience at the planetarium. The dome style projection is enveloping and feels like 3D. There is a sense of motion and infinity to the fractal displays that is aptly disorienting. This is a great show that I hope to share with my Dad as soon as I can.

Thank SazzyLJ
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

I could sit in here all day and learn so much. My grandson however, is 5 and we couldn't keep him still. I think it's for older kids and adults. We saw the Solar Superstorms. I don't think I remember learning how violent the interior of the Sun really is.

1 Thank Vicki D
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

We checked out the upgraded system at Burke Baker Planetarium the month after it debuted in March 2016. The projection and sound are crystal clear and amazing. We attended the Dark Universe show narrated by Dr. Tyson. The effects are so real, if you at all prone to motion sickness, you may want to take some Dramamine prior. You literally... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We watched 'black holes', which was done well, but not that much for grown ups. I liked the place and the choice of shows offered, I prefer a more adult, artistic approach.

1 Thank DonBerlin
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

There are a number of shows available at the Burke Baker Planetarium most of which are visual explorations of the infinite beauty of the universe, however this is about the one titled The Dark Side of The Moon. Not exactly about the earth's largest orbiting satellite but instead the classic 1973 album by Pink Floyd. What? Yeah man! To be... More 

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