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Address: 70 Falmouth Rd, Science Building, University of Southern Maine's Portland Campus, Portland, ME 04105-1853
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+1 207-780-4249
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Mon - Wed 08:00 - 15:00
Fri 19:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 16:00

Learn about space through fun and exciting educational shows on a wide...

Learn about space through fun and exciting educational shows on a wide range of topics including Fires in the Sky, Seasons of Light, Tour of the Solar System and Through the Eyes of Hubble.

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Comfortable surroundings with excellent educational programs

This interesting planateriam is easyto find on Falmouth Street in Portland Maine in the Science building at the Univeristy of Southern Maine. Although it's an educational facility... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
Topsham, Maine
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Topsham, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This interesting planateriam is easyto find on Falmouth Street in Portland Maine in the Science building at the Univeristy of Southern Maine. Although it's an educational facility focused on astronomy, there are no telescopes, but the programs are brilliantly presented in a skydome theater, presented by professionals. We enjoyed the program "Two Pieces of Glass" a wonderful history about the... More 

Thank julianawriter
Holden, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Even though all the shows were canceled because of a snowstorm, the staff were very nice and let us wander around. They even did a short mini-show for us! My kids and I enjoyed it a lot. Some of their equipment is considered old-school, but it still functions really well. This trip was definitely worth it.

Thank jpvga
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

I have been going to the Southworth Planetarium every so often for decades. Have seen Laser Light Shows, Christmas Star programs, and multiple other interesting presentations. It is on the campus of the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. It is a homely facility, but they do good work there. I have taken my grandson and he enjoyed it... More 

Thank Ladyhawksz
Beersheba, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

A great afternoon activity. They explain about the current night sky and then show a cute video up on the planetarium sky (ceiling) :-D Interesting and fun family outing with really nice staff!

Thank MollieBeth
Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

The Southworth Planetarium is in the lower level of University of Southern Maine’s Science Building. Admission prices vary for matinee and evening shows. Matinees - $5.50 -for adults - $5.00 -for children & seniors 65+ Evenings - $6.50 -for adults - $6.00 - for children & seniors 65+ Two Friday Evening Shows - $11.00 for adults; $10.00 - children, seniors... More 

5 Thank Maurene_K
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

If you have children and looking for something interesting for them to do on New Year's Eve, this might be a good option for you. When in this theater, unlike a typical movie theater seat, you are angled to where you're almost lying in the lap of the person behind you. During New Years, they had a few different movies... More 

1 Thank Aram1121
The Villages, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Recently we spent a week in Old Orchard Beach with our grandson. While looking for things to do in the area, my wife found the Southworth Planetarium in Portland, Me at the University of Southern Maine. She checked out what was offered there and found one, Dinosaurs at Dusk, that our grandson may enjoy. They had several others but they... More 

Thank Semi-Oldtraveler
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Good for a rainy day. Kids enjoyed it as they had never been to one before. Night sky could have been better by actually outlining the animals in the constellations to see rather then just using a laser pointer. Presenter was upbeat.

Thank Jennifer D
Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

I recently went to this planetarium on the USM campus in Portland. I had been twice before, the last time being about 5 years ago. Today's program was entitled "Dinosaurs at Dusk" and I attended with my sister, who was visiting. There were a total of 9 persons in the theater, which you access within the campus Science building, located... More 

1 Thank James F
New Gloucester, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

love to see the stars and galaxy's it was lot's of fun. would like to take my grandchildren there haven't been there in years

2 Thank Nancy M

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