9 Destinations That Leave Us Starstruck

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Sir Richard Branson can step aside, because sending your mini-Galileo to the Milky Way has never been easier. From world-renowned institutions to intimate space settings, budding stargazers can reach the outer limits of the galaxy without leaving Planet Earth. Flip through the gallery below for nine spots worthy of your cosmos-crazed kiddo.

Samuel Oschin Planetarium – Los Angeles, Ca

It may be located in Los Angeles, but one of the most awesome planetariums in the world offers stargazing of a different kind. Boasting a spectacular Zeiss star projector, digital projection system, live storyteller, 290 comfy seats, state-of-the-art aluminum dome, sound system and theatrical lighting, guests will have a space-tastic experience in one of the three live shows offered daily: Centered in the Universe, Water is Life, and Light of the Valkyries. Night time visits to the Planetarium (located inside Griffith Observatory) should include peeking into the free telescopes available for use, and any time of day is perfect to take in the jaw-dropping views of the Los Angeles Basin.

Insider Tip: Kiddos ages 5 & under are only allowed to view the first show of the day: 12:45 p.m. on weekdays, 10:45 a.m. on weekends.

Online: griffithobservatory.org/soplanetarium

photo: courtesy Griffith Observatory

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