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W.A. Gayle Planetarium

1010 Forest Ave, Montgomery, AL 36106-1115
+1 334-625-4799
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Amazing place run by even more amazing people

If you are in Montgomery you must visit the planetarium; there is one daily show at 4 pm on... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
JoseGGoncalvesR
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Caracas, Venezuela
via mobile
A+ customer service experience

Visiting Montgomery with my two children I was looking for something educational to do and came... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
tsavic
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Austin, Texas
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The W.A. Gayle Planetarium is the region’s premier astronomy education facility, as well as a multimedia theater for films, lectures, live music and digital art performances. Public shows: Mon - Thurs @ 4 pm Sun @ 2 pm
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average30%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1010 Forest Ave, Montgomery, AL 36106-1115
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+1 334-625-4799
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

If you are in Montgomery you must visit the planetarium; there is one daily show at 4 pm on weekdays, you must be at least 30 minutes prior to the show. Rick is in charge of the planetarium and you can tell how much he...More

Thank JoseGGoncalvesR
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Visiting Montgomery with my two children I was looking for something educational to do and came across the planetarium. I remembered enjoying visiting one back when I was in school. This turned out an amazing experience, especially due to the unexpected and exceptional customer service...More

Thank tsavic
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My friend from Atlanta is a space geek, so when he visited, we decided to see the 2pm Sunday show. Admission was inexpensive, there were maybe 15 visitors total, and it was a great way to spend some time out of the heat. The dome...More

Thank smfoster44
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The planetarium's open-to-the-public shows are Monday-Thursday at 4pm and Sunday at 2pm. We saw a presentation about meteorites and meteors...from their origin billions of years ago to their effects up to the present. Shows change every month. Our show lasted about an hour, with the...More

1  Thank paganpast
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Oh wow, my senior group really enjoyed the planetarium. Very educational and seats were comfortable.

Thank Josephine C
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

What can be better than relaxing in a cool, dark room, gazing up at the stars? If your looking for something to do that isn't expensive and gets you out of the heat, this is it! We all enjoyed it and the narrator did a...More

Thank CherylABentley
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Well let's start off by saying we had a good time but we thought it ran a little long. The show started at 2pm and we left at 3:20pm. First off, it has been completely renovated. Brand new seats and a new projector. The first...More

2  Thank 683anthonyd
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My 4 year old came here as a part of his childcare center field trip and the whole family had high expectations...mistake. The displays were about average but the main event is the video. Unfortunately that was where this planetarium fell short. The video was...More

1  Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

This place is awesome for the inquisitive mind of a child.. Staff were great, and the children were educated and entertained. Displays and film were great...

1  Thank TigerLady1013
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We went to the Planetarium on a week day as a group of military spouses/children. They let us jump in with a 3rd grade class. The show was geared toward children, so some of the spouses were a little bored. The movie didn't really teach...More

Thank Tavytoo
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