Morrison Planetarium
Morrison Planetarium
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This observatory has a custom-made telescope that projects a field of 3,800 stars.
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permia
Ireland61,423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This was a thrilling show displayed on the vast screen within the large dome. And it is 'free', already included in the main entrance ticket.

To ensure that all astronomical details are right up to date, the guide intervened at one stage with some commentary reflecting the latest discoveries.
Written 6 November 2018
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Byngette
Woodstock, Canada4,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
I want to start off by saying that The Planetarium is in Golden Gate Park across from the de Young Museum, not in the North Beach area stated on the maps here on Trip Advisor. Don't go to the wrong place.
Although expensive, this was totally worth it. We have never done something quite like this before and it was entirely a unique experience. We checked the schedule for the times of the shows when we first got in and we're able to attend the Stars and Space showing (I forget the exact name of the show), and afterwards Expedition Reef, about coral reefs. You really felt like you were there in it. It's supposed to be the world's largest digital dome.
After we finished that we went to the Osher Rainforest and man was that cool too! There are birds and butterflies just flying around in there free. It's amazing! There are tanks and glass cages with different reptiles and frogs and insects and are apparently more than 1600 species inside this tropical rainforest. They told us that the rainforest is 90 feet high, stretching 4 stories. Even the plants are real tropical plants. Then when you go downstairs to the Steinhart Aquarium and there are fish upon fish upon fish, and turtles, and jellyfish, octopuses, and other creatures. I guess about 40 000 creatures down there behind the glass! The dimness of the room and the brightness of the blue tanks with the backlight making all of the fish glow is just surreal to see. It's really something, and you can't see anything like it anywhere else in the whole world.
If you are in San Francisco don't miss the Planetarium!
Written 22 September 2018
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TravelinSuz
Fernley, NV939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
I’ve been coming here since I was a kid. There’s a variety of planetarium shows and they change seasonally. Never a disappointment.
Written 23 August 2018
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Mateja K
56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We went to the Planetarium Friday end of July. Very Crowded with kids. We came at 10AM and show related to astronomy was only at 1.30PM..Before only Coral reef show that had nothing to do with astronomy. We also could not get tickets for both shows on display on that day-only one show in planetarium is possible. Othewise the quality of the screen for Incoming was superb, explanations were great for me and my teens. 3D movie about the universe playing showing in another hall was also great. Recommended but reserve enough time to wait for the shows.
Written 28 July 2018
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Golda99
San Francisco35 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
I was very disappointed. It is not a planetarium, it is a movie theater with a poor video projector. The sky was not dark, the images were fuzzy (pixels the size of nickels). I nearly cried. Don't waste your time. Go and find a real planetarium with an optical projector. The Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College in Cupertino is a small, but nice example of a 'real' planetarium.
Written 12 June 2018
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CreepyGal
New Delhi, India83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
This place is beautiful. Apt for kids but the adults will also have a nice time here. The best part is the movie which they show at the Planetarium. It is completely breathtaking and I haven't seen anything like that before.

Written 21 August 2017
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611ellejay
Sacramento, California3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
I had been a member of the Academy of Sciences for over 10 years when they closed down to move their location and update their facilities. I would go almost every other month as I absolutely loved the Morrison Planetarium and the shows. I thought it was all well done then and was very much looking forward to an even better experience at the new location. Unfortunately, I was very much disappointed. The star show was lacking in information about local sky positions and what you can see. The auditorium somehow felt smaller and had less of a feeling of being under the night sky. The "magic" was gone. I left the auditorium almost depressed by the change in the experience. The non-star shows were visually good with the new projector, but I go to the planetarium for star shows. The rest of the AoS's experiences were enjoyable. The exhibits were interesting and well done, but I was not awed. I've been back only once after that initial disappointing visit and will prob visit every other year as it is still a very worthwhile and educational experience, but the magic for me just isn't there. I know everyone's individual experience will differ. I will say if you haven't been, it's definitely worth going. They have a cafeteria/cafe on site. There was a good variety of food, but I thought the quality was a little lacking for the price. Check out their website ahead of your visit. It contains a lot of helpful info to plan your day. They do offer free admission one Sunday a month. I believe you can also go thru CityPASS to get a reduced admission ticket.
Written 30 November 2016
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Liz950
Miami, FL61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Habitat Earth is a must see. Travel through space and time during an immersive dome show. What are plastic bags doing to the entire eco system is just one of many things delivered to you from the beginning of life to current living and future opportunities. Explore the living roof, evolving traditions, naturalist center, rainforest, and aquariums. Coral reef dives, swamp discovery and so much more.
Written 28 August 2016
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William M
San Francisco, CA842 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
Such a great place to bring the kids, and anybody for that matter. What a show! Mind blowing and so entertaining and breath-taking, and that's just the start. Sit back, if you can, and enjoy!
Written 24 November 2015
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Ania K
322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
The best planetarium I have ever seen. Huge and wonderful. The show was great and I was really impressed!
Written 15 September 2015
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