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The Robert J. Novins Planetarium

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Address: 1 College Dr, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ 08753-2239
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+1 732-255-0343
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10:00 - 14:00
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Mon 10:00 - 14:00
Wed 10:00 - 14:00
Fri 10:00 - 14:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Explore the universe seeing the stars and planets like you have never seen...

Explore the universe seeing the stars and planets like you have never seen before with our Laser Music Shows, Sky Shows and Full Dome Movies, great for all ages.

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Great time!

We have gone to shows here and will return often. They offer so many different types of shows and my wife and I love going here. You can see their website for what it playing.

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Michael H
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have gone to shows here and will return often. They offer so many different types of shows and my wife and I love going here. You can see their website for what it playing.

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Thank Michael H
Toms River, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Modern-day planetarium with all the bells and whistles .light shows, sound shows monthly night sky's. Etc

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Thank James M
Waretown, New Jersey, United States
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We saw the Enchanted Reef show with nighttime sky discussion at end. The reef show was really cute. I have a 6 year old boy and a 9 year old girl. Both kids loved it when they got splashed with water. The show kept them entertained the entire time. At the end the host did a review of the planets... More 

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1 Thank Erica S
Toms River
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Programs at OCC are as good as any planetarium in the country. The speakers are excellent. The programs are varied with the seasons. It is easy to lose yourself in the stars.

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Thank Peter H
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We hosted our son's 6th birthday party here and it was so much fun! Amanda suggested Teenager's Guide to the Galaxy and the kids (ages 3.5 to 10) were engaged listening to the "big kids." After the film, our host, a retired elementary school teacher, gave us an informative tour of the night sky and closed with a taste of... More 

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2 Thank lkdef
manchester, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The planetarium has wonder kids events. My daughter has enjoyed many shows there and we are always pleased.

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1 Thank Kimberly P
Island Heights
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I had house guests with 8 year old and decided to show them more than the seashore so took them to planetarium at Ocean Co. College. It was a great show and my guests were all very impressed that little Ocean County has such a high tech offering for the public.

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1 Thank 373galew
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Planetarium was great! I held my son's 6th birthday there. They even supplied some toys and activities to the children to play with prior to the party

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2 Thank Bmac0620
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This place is great for any age. No one can be actually bored. Information is interesting and the narrator does a great job. With the help of quite a few monitors this guy puts up an amazing universe show. Comfortable sits and kind staff all over. It's also super affordable !!!

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3 Thank Marlene M
Barnegat, New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Well I was pleasantly surprised how nice this was. I have two boys ages 16 & 7 and they both liked it. Very clean. Restrooms close but as well as a gift shop. They even offer birthday parties. Very reasonable, and of course educational.Will go again

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