A couple of years ago, my son was at his cousin’s house spending the night and noticed that my nephew had those glow in the dark stars on his ceiling. The only thing my son asked Santa for that year was some glow in the dark stars for his room – and he got them. And they still glow! Since then, he’s asked me to get him more stars, but I think the Smithsonian Planetarium Projector would be an even better gift!
This cool projector features full 360 degree motorized rotation and will fill a darkened room with nebulae, galaxies, and planets. The projector includes three slides that each contain eight high-definition images that will make your kids think they are in space!
It’s not only a fun item to give to your little astronomer, but it’s also a valuable educational too as well. It will help kids understand a little more about the universe and how big it really is.
The Smithsonian Planetarium Projector kit includes the projector, an image dome, dome cover, and the three discs (with high definition images, by the way). It will project onto both the ceiling and walls. You can find it online for around $45 or so. It says it’s for ages 8 and up, but I think as long as an adult changes the discs, a younger child could have it in his room, too.
Amazon ratings gave the product 3 and 4 star reviews. The only downside given to the product was that it runs on batteries instead of an AC adapter, and the batteries run down quickly.
Would you buy your child a Smithsonian Planetarium Projector?
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