The Planetarium at UT Arlington
After a full day in the sun waiting in lines to get on rides and water slides, treat yourself to the cool, dark Planetarium at UT Arlington (700 Planetarium Pl., 817/272-1183, www.uta.edu/planetarium, open daily, $6 adults, $4 seniors and children ages 18 and under).
The planetarium boasts a 60-foot-wide diameter dome and upgraded to become the only planetarium in the state with a Digistar 4 system with DLP projectors, offering a surprisingly realistic experience of viewing stars as they appear in the night sky. Audiences are transported to various otherworldly locales through shows such as Spacepark 360, Stars of the Pharaohs, and Wonders of the Universe.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition