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Beijing Planetarium

No. 138 Xizhimenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100044, China
+86 10 5158 3311
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Wow don't go on a weekend! Packed!

So I have been living in Beijing for five years and it was my first time going with my family. We... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Bang X
via mobile
knowledge

There are many different shows about universe at the planetarium. If you want to watch them, you... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Joey L
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Situated near the zoo, the Planetarium makes the skies interesting with models of the planet & solar systems, telescopes, space simulator and shows at the 4-D theatre and a Digital space theatre.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
18 Feb 2017
“Wow don't go on a weekend! Packed!”
18 Nov 2016
“knowledge”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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No. 138 Xizhimenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100044, China
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+86 10 5158 3311
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

So I have been living in Beijing for five years and it was my first time going with my family. We went on a Saturday and it was super crowded. If you don't get tickets for the movies or 4D stuff I think entrance was...More

Thank Bang X
Reviewed 18 November 2016

There are many different shows about universe at the planetarium. If you want to watch them, you should check the information from their websites, decide to watch which one and buy the ticket ahead of time. The time you go here is important, the planetarium...More

Thank Joey L
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

It is a huge complex with perhaps 3 building to explore. We visited it after beijing zoo and paleozoological museum (they're all in the same area) so we were exhausted to explore the whole place and decided to just went into the dome and watch...More

Thank Rismaneswati28
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is an average place and can be skipped from tourists point of view. I personally found it to be expensive and less informative.

Thank 007_Gaurav
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Good enough for a weekend walk if you are visiting Beijing's Zoo area. Entertaining for children, but that is all. Their dome kinda make the trick if its the first time you are here but still need to improve a lot. Recommended to visit if...More

1  Thank MikeFJones
Reviewed 6 October 2014

On the good side, all of the exhibits had English translations. The video presentations and the planetarium shows are in Chinese. We found most of the exhibits pretty simplistic, but maybe we watch too much Discovery Channel in America. We did find the exhibits about...More

3  Thank Alan-in-Honolulu
Reviewed 27 December 2012

-paid 10RMB for entrance fees, visit 2 building, exhibition A and hall B.All information in mandarin, and there is nothing new. 2D or 3D documentary in 40RMB ++, i consider that it was not cheap. -can skip it if you stay Beijing less than 2...More

1  Thank wlysolo
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Worst planetarium I could ever imagine, but probably little children, who doesn’t know about existence of the Sun, Moon, Earth would be happy to visit it. Part of computers don’t work, information is almost the same on every wall, just common knowledge, few repeating projections,...More

2  Thank AnnaChiChi
Reviewed 22 April 2012

After some other very disappointing "children's" attractions in Beijing, we were very pleased with this. It is easy to get to at the Beijing Zoo stop on the subway, almost across the street from the zoo. Unlike several other places we've seen this was is...More

5  Thank ranchoscrapper
Reviewed 22 October 2011

The planetarium is opposite the zoo, just west of the subway station and bus depot. As you enter the main gate you’ll see the old building, exhibition hall A, directly in front and the large modern building, exhibition hall B, is behind. Tickets are sold...More

2  Thank Qupnicely
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