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15 Planetariums to explore in United States

United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

Among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 46 million specimens.

Chabot Space & Science Center
Chabot Space & Science Center10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619, USA

A centre for science founded as an observatory in 1883, today Chabot offers visitors the very latest in hands-on, interactive exhibits, displays, and Planetarium shows that explore the mysteries of the universe and of life here on earth. Combined with a full program of activity-filled classes, workshops, summer camps, outreach programs and special events, Chabot Space & Science Center has become the Bay Area’s go to destination for visitors of all ages.

Fleet Science Center
Fleet Science Center1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

The Fleet Science Center is a science museum and planetarium in Balboa Park, located in San Diego, established in 1973. It was the first science museum to combine interactive science exhibits with a planetarium and an IMAX Dome theater, setting the standard that most major science museums follow today.

Fleischmann Planetarium
Fleischmann Planetarium1664 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89557, USA

Fleischmann's planetarium was built in 1963. It was the first planetarium in the United States to feature a 360-degree projector capable of providing horizon-to-horizon images and through time-lapse photography showing an entire day's weather in a few minutes. DAily a lot of peoples visits this place and is one of the major tourist spot of this locality.

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory670 Mt Hopkins Rd, Amado, AZ 85645, USA

This is the largest satellite facility of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), part of the Center for Astrophysics. It is their largest field installation outside of their main site in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is located near Amado, Arizona on the summit, a ridge and at the foot of Mount Hopkins.

Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

Commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory offers a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission has been free since the observatory's opening in 1935.

Imiloa Astronomy Center
Imiloa Astronomy Center600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

This is an astronomy and culture education center located in Hilo, Hawaii. It features exhibits and shows dealing with Hawaiian culture and history, astronomy, and the overlap between the two. It also includes a 120-seat planetarium, which features a fulldome video projection system.

Johnson Space Center
Johnson Space Center2101 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058, USA

This is NASA's center for human spaceflight where human spaceflight training, research, and flight control are conducted. It consists of a complex of 100 buildings constructed on 1,620 acres.

Lick Observatory
Lick Observatory7281 Mt Hamilton Rd, Mt Hamilton, CA 95140, USA

This is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the University of California. It is on the summit of Mount Hamilton, in the Diablo Range just east of San Jose, California, United States. The observatory is managed by the University of California Observatories, with headquarters on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus, where its scientific staff moved in the mid-1960s. It is named after James Lick.

Meyer-Womble Observatory
Meyer-Womble ObservatoryMt Evans Rd, Mt. Evans, CO 80208, USA

This is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the University of Denver. It is located near the summit of Mount Evans in the Arapaho National Forest approximately 60 kilometers. It is the third highest optical/infrared observatory in the World, and was the highest until the Indian Astronomical Observatory opened in 2001.

Mount Graham International Observatory
Mount Graham International Observatory1480 AZ-366, Safford, AZ 85546, USA

This is the research arm for the Department of Astronomy at The University of Arizona. MGIO consists of three telescopes: the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, the Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter (Radio) Telescope of the Arizona Radio Observatory, and the Large Binocular Telescope, the world's most powerful telescope. Public tours of the MGIO are conducted by the Eastern Arizona College's (EAC) Discovery Park Campus between mid-April and mid-October.

Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory
Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory9800 E Ski Run Rd, Mt Lemmon, AZ 85619, USA

Also known as the Mount Lemmon Infrared Observatory, is an astronomical observatory located on Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains approximately 28 kilometers northeast of Tucson, Arizona . The site in the Coronado National Forest is used with special permission from the U.S. Forest Service by the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory, and contains a number of independently managed telescopes.

Museum Of Science & Industry
Museum Of Science & Industry4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617, USA

A community-based not-for-profit institution and educational resource that is dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology.

Santa Fe College Kika Silva Pla Planetarium
Santa Fe College Kika Silva Pla Planetarium3000 NW 83 St Building X-129, Gainesville, FL 32606, USA

The Santa Fe College Kika Silva Pla Planetarium is a domed theatre with a 34-foot diameter in Gainesville, Florida. It seats 60 people and features two projection systems.

Space Center Houston
Space Center HoustonHouston, TX 77058, USA

This is a leading space and science center which was located in the US state of Texas. The Johnson Space Center is the home of Mission Control and astronaut training. The center holds over 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, live shows and theaters dedicated to preserving the history of America's human spaceflight program. It has a number of significant artifact galleries.

Map of Planetariums to explore in United States