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W.A. Gayle Planetarium

1010 Forest Ave, Montgomery, AL 36106-1115
+1 334-625-4799
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Interesting and informative

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
hopalongrving
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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The show was excellent!

Kudos to the woman telling us about all the planets and constellations we were seeing. The show was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda H
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Anderson, South Carolina
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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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Hours Today: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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 4 weeks ago 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
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Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Linda H
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Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 March 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
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Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 5 February 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
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Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 18 January 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
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Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 December 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
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Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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.

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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

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Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

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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

1  Thank tsavic
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Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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.

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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

1  Thank smfoster44
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Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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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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

2  Thank paganpast
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Patricia J, Planetarium Assistant at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the review. We hope to see you visit again! Keep looking up.

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csdunham01
November 27, 2017|
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Response from Christopher C | 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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