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Drake Planetarium and Science Center

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Address: 2020 Sherman Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45212-2616
Phone Number: +1 513-396-5578
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Seemed like a college science project

I wish I could give it more stars but it is just not worthy. I recently visited, once I could find the place. It is inside a high school. There were no signs that I could see. The... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I went to the Christmas show and almost fell asleep. The place is much smaller than I expected and the seating was strange. I would not return, maybe with a free ticket hoping for a different impression.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Took 3 kids ages 10, 8 and 4. They enjoyed the cardboard rocket show. The presenter was super knowledgeable and friendly. It isn't much, yes it's in a high school, yes it's small, yes it's older. But you get what you pay for. It got us out of the house on a cold day and the kids enjoyed it. We're... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

I saw a coupon in Valpak for three different shows. I'm not sure why, but I decided last minute to buy myself and 3 year old daughter tickets to the Holiday Laser Show for something to do while my husband worked. The show didn't start till 8pm so when we drove there it was dark. I could not figure out... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

My sons grandfather mentioned to me a fee months back that he tried to take my son to the planetarium, but drove around forever and could never find it! I saw on a local website that the planetarium was having a special called let it snow, for Christmas. I decided I was going to check it out with my son.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

I visited this planetarium years ago when it was located elsewhere in Cincinnati. It is now inside the top floor of Norwood High School (!). Yes, Norwood Highschool. No offense but the neighborhood looked questionable. The experience was well..let's just say I'm glad I bought a Groupon and didn't pay full price. They reviewed the constellations a little bit, that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

I wish I could give it more stars but it is just not worthy. I recently visited, once I could find the place. It is inside a high school. There were no signs that I could see. The room is very small. We saw the cardboard rocket. My two kids ages 10 and 12 were bored. Dave was a great... More 

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