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Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center free

1664 North Virginia Street | Reno, NV 89557 | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.9)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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Casinos aren't the only places with dazzling light displays in Reno; there's also the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center. Located on the University of Nevada campus just north of downtown Reno, this attraction offers all the usual planetarium activities with star-gaze and space-age educational programs to boot (in fact, many agree that this is a good choice for travelers with kids). The Fleischmann Planetarium also boasts a variety of hands-on exhibits and enlightening films.

There are some who mention that the facility could use a face-lift, however. As one recent visitor tells Yelp.com, "The displays could use some updating, but working with limited funds, the planetarium does the best it can." When it comes to the star viewings and the films, visitors recommend that you get there early, since seating is limited.

The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended evening hours on Fridays and Saturdays. General admission is free, but you will have to pay a few bucks to see the films. For more information, visit the planetarium's website.

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