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National Planetarium

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Address: Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
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+60 3-2273 4303
09:30 - 16:15
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Went there recently just to kill some time. The entrance is free, but need to pay rm6 for the cinema ticket. The information is well written and interesting. The film in the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Samiyah S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there recently just to kill some time. The entrance is free, but need to pay rm6 for the cinema ticket. The information is well written and interesting. The film in the theater is a bit boring since they use old film. But I couldn't take my eyes off the night skyline scene in the sphere cinema.

Thank Samiyah S
Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Unless you are planning to actually visit it, like go inside and do some activity, there is no point in visiting. From the outside it's just an unremarkable building. You might stop by if you are in the area, but there is no point in going out of your way just to have a look at it. Btw, on the... More 

Thank Yuki4by
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We got to the museum at just after 10am and saw they offered free tours weekdays starting at 10am. We hurried to find the English speaking tour and joined in. The guides are volunteers and not only explained the key exhibits but also context and stories related to the history we were looking at. Our guide Eunice was a real... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I loved my little side trip to this planetarium. The view from the high deck is good. To a few panoramic shots. The displays are nice. This is no Kennedy Space Center but you knew it wasn't going to be all that. Still, the AC is chugging away in there and it's all good. I was struck by the slant... More 

Thank Iratdog
Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I have no complaints at all, when the entrance is free and you can have fun while having a knowledge with your kids. The show really interesting and my kid could ride a capsule space for free after the show. All was great

Thank Diyah P
Sri Kembangan, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Expected a lot from this place. Dissapointed due to a lot of exhibits was closed due to maintenance or repair. The rest are not much interactive and you didnt stay long to go through one by one. The movie show was interesting mainly due to the way they projected the movie on to the cube dome but I think its... More 

Thank IbrahimRabani
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 hrs there including the space theatre show (there are 3 movies). Kids don't want to leave, they can't get enough to play around with the Anti Gravity Room and the observation platform at level 1. Another highlight will be the space pod but we didn't try that this time. Free entrance to the gallery, only small fees... More 

Thank AkaiChong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

an interesting place for person who like discovering astronomy with planetarium and small gallery, musium of astronomy. the planetarium is quite big but the dome is quite bright and i think it isnt really good, quite disapointed about that. from 10-12 am, they open for the guess to see the sun through celestron telescope, it is fun and i really... More 

Thank Huynh L
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The planetarium was very educational and functional. It doesn't just show the basics of astronomy and the early tools used by scientists to discover the skies, it also tells about the history of Malaysia putting itself and an astronaut in space, as a sign of progress. Kids can also feel an anti-gravity room. Those are by the way seen for... More 

Thank janmichael10
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Very much aimed at children. The movie was about 20 minutes long and quite boring for adults. For £4 you could see the latest Hollywood movie at a local cinema instead. I would recommend skipping the movie and just making the most of the free entry to the rest of the museum and the air con.

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