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William M. Staerkel Planetarium

2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-1806
+1 217-351-2568
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Very good evening shows

We come here often with children for early evening shows and programs. The program hostess is very... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2017
Jon N
Worth visiting once

Nice, different activity, and the machine and technology in the planetarium are really cool. But... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2017
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good11%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
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Dec 13, 2017
“Very good evening shows”
Dec 8, 2017
“Worth visiting once”
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2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-1806
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+1 217-351-2568
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

We come here often with children for early evening shows and programs. The program hostess is very knowledgeable and involves the audience in participation. Seats have always been available whenever we have come.

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Reviewed December 9, 2017

Nice, different activity, and the machine and technology in the planetarium are really cool. But the solar storms "movie" was not so enchanting and quite repetitive. The director's jokes seemed to have gotten pretty canned over (too?) many years of telling them, but then how...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2017

Best Entertainment at a reasonable cost. Comfortable seating very clean and friendly staff. Highly recommended

1  Thank Diane R
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

Parkland has an impressive planetarium especially for a Jr College in the middle of Illinois. Friendly folks and great shows too

1  Thank GroovyBabb
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

I went to this show hoping it would better explain the relationship between solar flares and the Aurora Borealis. It not only did not have actual pictures of the flares it used computer created images of what it must be like. Absolutely not a show...More

1  Thank Peggy C
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

Went here on a whim with the boyfriend on a night that we wanted to go out, but were tired of hitting bars. It was so informative and just amazingly relaxing. It's hard to explain, but I felt so good that I almost wanted to...More

2  Thank clsrsly
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Spectacular facility and a very experienced and knowledgeable host, program director and narrator rolled into one, namely Dave Leake. No matter what the show you learn and are entertained. Our church has come over every year for the past 3 years. For all ages. Cost...More

1  Thank James A
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

We love the planetarium so much! Prices are really affordable, and they have a great rotating list of shows for all ages. They changes things up seasonally, and also offer some special evens throughout the year. You can also have a birthday party here.

2  Thank supapfunk
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

The only place in a hundred miles where you can see the stars while indoors while listening to a terrific "Prairie Sky's" presentation of the night sky. A wonderfull place for children. Good easy and free parking. Lots of recurring and new shows. A very...More

1  Thank jwhoyt1
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

The Planetarium is an interesting way to do something unique in Champaign. Look on their website to see what special events they have coming up to select a good match for you and your family.

1  Thank NealGarrison
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