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Great for young kids!

We attended the 1pm show on Saturday.The show was not only free but very kid oriented and... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Preetha T
via mobile
Great Free Activity

Many free events and they are really great. Informative and fun for the whole family. Events change... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
piersonhut
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Shenandoah Valley Virginia
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28 May 2018
“Great for young kids!”
9 Nov 2017
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We attended the 1pm show on Saturday.The show was not only free but very kid oriented and interactive.I am so glad we made it on time and did not miss it! Definitely recommend this to families with young kids.

2  Thank Preetha T
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We have attended a few youth programs with JMU at this location. Very neat for adults and kids to look around and watch. Fairly high tech setup, but hours seem to be fairly limited. Highly recommend touring this area when they have a event going...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Many free events and they are really great. Informative and fun for the whole family. Events change all the time, so check the website for updates.

Thank piersonhut
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. The first show is mainly focused on the children. Second presentation was more of an adult related. We still enjoyed both of them.

Thank Kramdsy
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Huge Planetarium seating area inside the JMU campus building. Feel as if you are going on a trip through the universe; definitely worth the fee. They also have a collection of rocks, meteorite.

Thank Rosemary L
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The John Wells Planetarium is a gem. Its programming is incredible and it reaches a huge audience of over 20,000 visitors per year. The shows are frequent, in demand and extremely well done. The value of the planetarium to the community is enormous and it...More

1  Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Impressive ultra-high resolution digital projection system that allows for realistic projections of stars and planets. The programs change throughout the year. Christmas program and night sky programs based on seasons are informative and entertaining. Narrators have always been well informed and good speakers.

Thank SCPalmer
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