Planetariums Near Boston
Boston and the surrounding area is home to several planetariums, each one offering a unique and different experience. From high-tech, cutting-edge planetariums to museums with some of the most extensive exhibits, these attractions are sure to entertain and amaze.
Located in Plymouth, about halfway between Boston and Cape Cod, the Blake Planetarium is run by the Plymouth Public School system. They have a fantastic 4K fulldome theater which provides shows to students as well as the general public.
117 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02360
Framingham State University Planetarium
As part of the McAuliffe Center, this planetarium hosts a variety of education astronomy shows and events for students as well as the general public. Located in the western suburbs of Boston, it's not too far from the city if you want to make the trip to experience one of their shows, mostly in the evenings, several times per month.
100 State Street, Framingham, Massachusetts, 01702
Charles Hayden Planetarium
Located inside the fantastic Museum of Science, this amazing planetarium features shows that educate and entertain children and adults. While some of the shows are more scientific than others, they offer shows that accommodate a variety of audiences. For example, a Sesame Street
; themed show engages young children while teaching them about astronomy, and Descent into Jupiter
shows us what the gas giant is made of. Tickets can be purchased at the museum and shows run several times per day when the museum is open.
1 Science Park, West End, Boston, Massachusetts
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