Galileo Galilei Planetarium
Inside Planetarium © Denise Mayumi
The Galileo Galilei Planetarium is located inside the Bosques de Palermo and its massive dome rises out of the horizon, 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 (20-metre) diameter, filled with 360 seats.
On any given day, this planetarium is abuzz with the chatter of children and inquisitive young minds coming for a spot of stargazing. This is a must for children of all ages and anyone with a love of stars, space and planets. The planetarium regularly changes its shows and displays, including Ring World, First Man in Space, A Blue Planet, Super Moons, Genesis: Birth of the Solar System, The Rule of the Vacuum, The Little Prince, The Earth's Climate and Astronomical Factors, 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: (0)11 4771 9393
Opening times: Open Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm, Fridays to Sunday 1pm-7:30pm.
Admission: Show prices start from ARS30.