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Address: No. 138 Xizhimenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100044, China
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Phone Number: +86 10 5158 3311
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Situated near the zoo, the Planetarium makes the skies interesting with...

Situated near the zoo, the Planetarium makes the skies interesting with models of the planet & solar systems, telescopes, space simulator and shows at the 4-D theatre and a Digital space theatre.

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A fun place to visit with kids

After some other very disappointing "children's" attractions in Beijing, we were very pleased with this. It is easy to get to at the Beijing Zoo stop on the subway, almost across... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 April 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many different shows about universe at the planetarium. If you want to watch them, you should check the information from their websites, decide to watch which one and buy the ticket ahead of time. The time you go here is important, the planetarium only open at 9:30 -15:30 on Wed. to Fir. And 9:30 – 16:30 on weekends... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

It is a huge complex with perhaps 3 building to explore. We visited it after beijing zoo and paleozoological museum (they're all in the same area) so we were exhausted to explore the whole place and decided to just went into the dome and watch the movie. However, as expected it was in chinese, and unfortunately visual stimulation (although the... More 

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Deoghar, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is an average place and can be skipped from tourists point of view. I personally found it to be expensive and less informative.

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Good enough for a weekend walk if you are visiting Beijing's Zoo area. Entertaining for children, but that is all. Their dome kinda make the trick if its the first time you are here but still need to improve a lot. Recommended to visit if you live in Beijing, not for first time visitors.

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1 Thank MikeFlox
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

On the good side, all of the exhibits had English translations. The video presentations and the planetarium shows are in Chinese. We found most of the exhibits pretty simplistic, but maybe we watch too much Discovery Channel in America. We did find the exhibits about how the Chinese culture viewed the stars in ancient times very interesting. It did not... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

-paid 10RMB for entrance fees, visit 2 building, exhibition A and hall B.All information in mandarin, and there is nothing new. 2D or 3D documentary in 40RMB ++, i consider that it was not cheap. -can skip it if you stay Beijing less than 2 weeks. there are more fun and interesting place. -way to go: easiest way was take... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

Worst planetarium I could ever imagine, but probably little children, who doesn’t know about existence of the Sun, Moon, Earth would be happy to visit it. Part of computers don’t work, information is almost the same on every wall, just common knowledge, few repeating projections, computers with space-ship games made in 70s I suppose. Was one bit more interesting though... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

After some other very disappointing "children's" attractions in Beijing, we were very pleased with this. It is easy to get to at the Beijing Zoo stop on the subway, almost across the street from the zoo. Unlike several other places we've seen this was is very good repair and had some really great displays and creative exhibits with limited info... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

The planetarium is opposite the zoo, just west of the subway station and bus depot. As you enter the main gate you’ll see the old building, exhibition hall A, directly in front and the large modern building, exhibition hall B, is behind. Tickets are sold in a separate office towards the left and on the other side of a tourist... More 

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