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W.A. Gayle Planetarium

Closed Now: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Nice show

Coming from Rocket City, we weren’t sure what to expect at this planetarium. It’s small, and we had... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
113jenniferz
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Huntsville, Alabama
via mobile
Interesting and informative

For less than $7 a person you can tour the facility, watch a movie (currently about Galileo -April... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
hopalongrving
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St. Augustine, Florida
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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 General Admission is $6.50 per...more
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1010 Forest Ave, Montgomery, AL 36106-1115
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Coming from Rocket City, we weren’t sure what to expect at this planetarium. It’s small, and we had trouble finding the front door. There is a nice exhibit about the history of astronomy. The presenter was very knowledgeable and friendly. We loved her constellation presentation...More

Thank 113jenniferz
Patricia J, Planetarium specialist at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Thank You very much for your review of the Planetarium. Keep looking up!

Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

For less than $7 a person you can tour the facility, watch a movie (currently about Galileo -April 2018) and have a tour guide through the night sky. Highly recommended. They have odd hours so be sure to arrive early (by 3:30) to get tickets....More

Thank hopalongrving
Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

We appreciate your review. Hope we see you again when you travel through our neck of the woods. Keep looking up!

Reviewed April 20, 2018

Kudos to the woman telling us about all the planets and constellations we were seeing. The show was about telescopes, which was quite interesting, but her presentation following the telescope show was even better. Enjoyed it immensely. Only $6.50 for an hour's worth of good...More

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Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank You Linda! Remember we change out shows monthly. We hope to see again. Keep looking up!

Reviewed March 4, 2018

It was a very informational time. We learned a lot about the planets etc. It was good for adults and children as well. Mr. Evans does an excellent job. thank you

Thank 331revad
Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you for your review! Mr. Evans does indeed do a great job. Keep looking up.

Reviewed February 5, 2018

Montgomery is so fortunate to have this place! If you live here, you can't let another day go by without a visit. It's a real treat and as good as many planetariums in much larger cities. The staff is fantastic and the special shows they...More

Thank SusanfromtheSouth
Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Susan we appreciate your review. Folks like you are why we are here, sharing our love of the night sky. Keep looking up.

Reviewed January 18, 2018

The planetarium is a great visit for kids! They even have a Pink Floyd Laser light show that adults would also enjoy. They have been dong the laser show for years and it's always a hit!

Thank Holly S
Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Holly, Thanks! We've been running the Pink Floyd Laser and Light show for years! People seem to be enjoying them. Keep looking up!

Reviewed December 6, 2017

Our first visit to the Planetarium was for their Christmas Season Show. It was a nice historical info program on the history of Christmas celebrations and how the winter solstice started traditions we experience today. The program was nicely done and interesting. After the program,...More

1  Thank samsgram2012
Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Tis the Season is a favorite of ours to run every December. Hope you come visit to see another of our great shows. Keep looking up.

Reviewed September 12, 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
Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you for the review. Looking at the sun through a filtered telescope is indeed a great treat! Keep looking up.

Reviewed August 17, 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

1  Thank tsavic
Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

I'm so glad you and your children found the visit a great experience. Hopefully their interest in Astronomy will be a long one. Keep looking up.

Reviewed July 9, 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

1  Thank smfoster44
Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed Space Junk and hope you were able to catch the solar eclipse. It was spectacular. Keep looking up.

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csdunham01
November 27, 2017|
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Response from ChristopherC4643 | Property representative |
Unfortunately, no. Our snow machine hasn't worked in a while! But we do have holiday programming in the planetarium, including shows that look at both cultural traditions and astronomical phenomena this time of year. We've... More
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