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Address: Watson Lake, Yukon Y0A 1C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 867-536-7827
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Lie back and enjoy it.

The Centre offers an innovative, computer animated display on the concave ceiling, on two subjects - the size of the universe and the Northern Lights phenomenon. Very well done... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you're travelling to the Yukon and Alaska in the summer, don't expect to see the Northern Lights. In June, the night skies go from dusk to dawn in about a 1/2 hour period around 3:00 a.m. so no chance to see those dancing lights. This Centre gives an excellent "show" of the Northern lights in their theatre which you... More 

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Thank Kate2535
Penticton, Canada
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This agreat insight to the solar system i sure opened our eyes and to understand it and also the northen lights outstanding place

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Kamloops, Canada
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A planetarium in a town of 1000 people? 5 degrees of awesome! Seats are WAY to comfortable after some wine ....... Gotta check this place out. And the features were cool too AND the staff are excellent . Way to go, IDAHO!

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Thank Craig S
Melbourne, Australia
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Centre offers an innovative, computer animated display on the concave ceiling, on two subjects - the size of the universe and the Northern Lights phenomenon. Very well done and interesting. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Phillip L
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

They provide a good show and it is a good way to spend an evening in Watson Lake and learn about the amazing Northern Lights

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Val Marie, SK
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98 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great rainy day activity and enjoyabke for all ages. First movie was abiut sapce and quite accurate for the dark skies un thw yukon. Second video was about the northern lights and was really well done. i enjoyed how the director included his challenges of shooting the film in the film. I would like more information on first nations perspectives... More 

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Thank saskatchewanian13
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a true planetarium auditorium with chairs that lean back so you can watch the special show. We wanted to take our cameras inside so we could shoot photos of the ceiling and say we saw the northern lights but no photography is allowed : ( Really fun place to visit and right in the middle of town.

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Thank Mary V
grande prairie, ab
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62 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

There is hardly a museum. It's more like a gift shop with an iMax movie attached to it. You get 2 movies. One on the northern lights and the other on......I can't actually remember. This attraction is just ok. Was pretty disappointing actually. I had a nap.

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Thank TTGL
Washington USA
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64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Maybe coming from a big city with a planetarium we were expecting too much from this small town center. We have passed though Watson Lake many times and have always wanted to have the time to visit, finally we did. It's not really a museum, there is not much besides a gift shop to look at inside, just the two... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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182 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We were pleased with this little planetarium. One of the shows was a little dated, but it was still very cool to watch both of them on the 360 degree screen. It was nice to see the display they had about the space program as well.

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