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Southworth Planetarium

70 Falmouth Rd, Science Building, University of Southern Maine's Portland Campus, Portland, ME 04105-1853
+1 207-780-4249
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Awesome Summer Soltice

3000 years of astronomy presented in a great engaging show.Your night sky 5 minute extra worth... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Bellemum207
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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... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
julianawriter
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Topsham, Maine
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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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  • Average18%
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23 Jun 2017
“Awesome Summer Soltice ”
1 Sep 2016
“Comfortable surroundings with excellent educational programs”
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70 Falmouth Rd, Science Building, University of Southern Maine's Portland Campus, Portland, ME 04105-1853
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

3000 years of astronomy presented in a great engaging show.Your night sky 5 minute extra worth sticking around for!

1  Thank Bellemum207
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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...More

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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...More

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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,...More

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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!

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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...More

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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...More

1  Thank Aram1121
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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...More

1  Thank Semi-Oldtraveler
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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
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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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