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Galileo Galilei Planetarium

Galileo Galilei Planetarium © Denise Mayumi
Galileo Galilei Planetarium © Denise Mayumi

The Galileo Galilei Planetarium is located inside the Bosques de Palermo, its massive dome making it almost impossible to miss. The planetarium was commissioned in 1962 and building was completed in 1966. In 1968, the planetarium was officially opened to the public. The building is made up of six floors, five staircases and a main room with a 60-foot (20m) diameter, filled with 360 seats.

On any given day, this planetarium is abuzz with the chatter of children enjoying a spot of stargazing. This is a must for kids of all ages and anyone with a love of stars, space and planets. The planetarium regularly changes its shows and displays, including First Man in Space, A Blue Planet, Super Moons, Genesis: Birth of the Solar System, and many more. In addition to the main show in the planetarium, there is also a small museum containing a lunar rock (a gift from Richard Nixon), a collection of 100-million-year-old sea life fossils, and a metallic meteorite from Chaco Province.

Address: Av. Sarmiento y Figueroa Alcorta, Palermo

Telephone: +54 11 4771 6629

Opening times: Open Tuesday to Friday 9:30am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:30am-7pm.