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Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory

1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa, FL 32922-6598
+1 321-433-7373
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really like it

A few times a year, we visit the planetarium. My 6-year old enjoys all the "toys' in the inside... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Karen C
Palm Bay, United States
Sky badge

My Senior Girl Scout troop is working on a badge and was required to attend a planetarium. Eastern... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Sue G
Sebastian, Florida
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1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa, FL 32922-6598
+1 321-433-7373
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

A few times a year, we visit the planetarium. My 6-year old enjoys all the "toys' in the inside "lobby area". We usually go to see the movie, but always arrive early, so he has time to enjoy the displays. I like the informational aspects,...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My Senior Girl Scout troop is working on a badge and was required to attend a planetarium. Eastern Florida State College is the closest and the tickets were very reasonable, plus I had a coupon. The hall with the displays was informative and we had...More

1  Thank Sue G
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Planets presentation was good. The overhead 360 degree video was exceptional. Going from the sun and out to the outer planets was very informative, but the presenter went a little too fast, wished hi would have slowed down to allow all that was seen...More

2  Thank John Cathy B
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I went with a group to experience the planetarium and observatory. Before entering the actual planetarium there is a small gift shop and numerous scientific hands-on displays such as pendulum, gravity well, spectra, telescope, whisper tunnel, etc. We enjoyed a view of the night sky...More

1  Thank Becky J
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Loved the preshow showing us what was in the sky for that time of year and which planet & constellations could be seen. Hated the outdated educational film that followed that still had Pluto as a plant. Loved the few interactive exhibits and information in...More

2  Thank LLC
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The EFSC Planetarium and Observatory is the perfect place for people to visit to learn about science, space and astronomy. They have hands-on exhibits, educational movies and awesome rock-n-roll laser shows on Friday and Saturday nights that are not to miss! Go check out the...More

2  Thank andrea c
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The exhibits and observation tower are free which is great and totally worth going if you are around but I wouldn't go too far out of my way to go there because there just isn't that much to see or do. The planetarium has movies/...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The best place to see the stars and learn about our solar system. High quality shows and expertly trained staff to answer questions.

2  Thank lightcycle21
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Rain spoiled looking through the telescope ; but, the volunteers made up for it with information and video viewing . The hands on demonstrations and experiments delighted all the quests . Everyone was giggling and wanting to try all the centers. Good venue for all...More

Thank jdburns
Reviewed 7 April 2015

The observatory on the roof is open and manned on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Planetarium seems relatively new and well cared for. It provides the typical planetarium program -- a little too fast for my tastes. The people are nice and there are multiple...More

Thank ricks469
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Response from Chazyman | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you mean by best. Brevard Avenue is a fun place to meander. If you are looking for informal, say for lunch, Ossorio's offers a great and varied menu and you can eat at an outside table (pick up food at... More