National Planetarium
National Planetarium
3.5
Observatories & Planetariums
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9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
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3.5
193 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Poor
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Terrible
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xkr
Canggu, Indonesia45 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
The free exhibition is ok but the planetarium show (paid) is really disappointing. Basically, you watch a cartoon on a large screen. I have been in several planetariums around the world and they are supposed to show the local sky and give scientific explanations... not here...
Written 16 January 2020
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Michael
Woking, UK255 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The Planetarium was a great educational, free attraction. We went on a weekend during the day and it was almost deserted! They had enough exhibitions to keep you entertained for a couple of hours, and there were several paid for exhibitions available, however we did not visit these. We walked to the Planetarium following a visit to the Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Park as they are all in the same area. It was very informative whilst also being interesting for kids so that both adults and children can enjoy it. If you don't have something to do in KL then I definitely suggest visiting the Planetarium.
Written 13 January 2020
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Afifah S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia37 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Had a very fun memory when I used to visit the planetarium in the 90s. This place used to be packed with visitors especially kids. Would be much better if it is better maintained as there are a number of displayed items were broken/non functional at exhibition area. But with free entrance free, I could not complain much. Cheap entry fee for the show. Nevertheless we had fun there and the park nearby is beautiful.
Written 9 January 2020
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VSundrram
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia228 contributions
Nov 2019
The place needs an overhaul. Many display are not working and outdated. Even the entrance looks dull and the long staircase leading to entrance is not maintained and covered with moss.
Written 2 December 2019
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Travis S
141 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
The place seems really exciting from all the signs, but once you get inside you'll realise that many of the coolest things, such as the anti gravity room, no longer exist. The entrance is free so I suppose you can't fault it too much.

I paid to see a short film on solar storms which was fairly interesting. The movie is projected onto a dome above and around you which gives a feeling of it being 3D.

This place would be great for young children in many ways, but even then many of the exhibitions are broken down or unavailable in some way. Hard to decide if this deserves a 2 or a 3.
Written 25 November 2019
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BritishDragon
London, UK160 contributions
Nov 2019
I love visiting KL and it’s attractions but this was by far one of the worst I have visited. Very poorly maintained with many exhibits “under maintenance”. The theatre was out of action because the AC was broken. In any event the presentation would have been for very young children. Great if that is what you are looking for.
Written 23 November 2019
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Citygal12456
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia79 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Hardly any info about the planets and solar system. Most exhibits are closed and not working. Kids were just lining for the space pod. Playground is ordinary - they could have conceptualized it around the solar system as well. Toilets are dirty.
Written 18 November 2019
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MazliAMC
Malaysia31 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Horrible, waste of time and energy. We went there on Sunday because the place is closed on Monday. It was poorly maintained, almost half either broken or under repair. And the other half simply lit up. That's all to it. Just a show of lights on balls, walls and signboards. No activities apart of gravity room which my toddler aged 2 managed to slide 4 times before he too finds it boring. Observatory area was closed, Exploration area was closed, cafe was closed, everything was closed. Thank God it was free entrance or I would have demanded my money back! Totally waste of time!
Written 15 September 2019
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Valene
14 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This place was a real disappointment. Many of the attractions didn't work and the darkness was very disorientating. Free entry for a reason. Rather explore the beautiful Botanical gardens.
Written 12 September 2019
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,765 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
The entrance and approach feels full of promise, but then the reality of it fails to deliver. Even though admission was free there was nothing worth visiting for us... the planetarium show at our particular time was geared for children so we only stayed a few minutes.
Written 15 August 2019
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