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.

Pierce College Science Dome – Lakewood, Wa

With two genres of planetarium shows that cater to space explorers of all ages, interest levels and attention spans, your crew can embark on a journey through the cosmos and back. The 58-seat auditorium at Pierce College Science Dome has a state-of-the-art projection system, and the hot spot for mini-space rangers is right up in front; they'll find pillows spread out on the floor that are perfect for lounging, and gazing up at the mock night sky. The staff at the Science Dome know that junior astronomers don’t want to sit through a boring college science lecture, so they have created a short (just 40-50 minutes) children’s show that is entirely interactive and geared towards kids between the ages of 3-8.

Insider Tip: Find out more by browsing our insider’s guide to the Science Dome.

Online: wp.pierce.ctc.edu/blog/sciencedome

photo: courtesy Pierce College Science Dome

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