Fundacao Planetario da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro & Museu do Universo, Rio de Janeiro

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Undeniably one of this city's stellar attractions, Fundacao Planetario da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro & Museu do Universo features two state-of-the-art operating domes, each capable of projecting thousands of stars onto its walls. Take an official 40-minute session to see this star-studded show, and learn all about the Universe and the history of space exploration and travel. Bring your children along to take a long peek at the night sky (for free), through the telescopes available in the early evening hours. If you get tired of looking up, walk over to the modern Universe Museum, where you can see the Foucault's Pendulum, enjoy a fictitious adventure in space (highly recommended for kids), take part in a nonfiction show about our solar system, or attend a live concert. This planetarium/museum updates its program frequently and is an ideal escape if your vacation gets rained on, or if you simply have a passion for astronomy. Before you head to Rio de Janeiro, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rio de Janeiro family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Rio de Janeiro has to offer, including Fundacao Planetario da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro & Museu do Universo.
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  • The Planetario of Rio is a great place to come with kids 3-12. It also offers star observations during the night for free and it has a great selection of films and educational programs. During the sum...  more »
  • There is an exhibition on many planets, galaxies and astronomy, the place needs maintance. With lots of bottoms to push on and many colorful lights, the visit may benefit from some guided explanations...  more »
  • We went on a Sunday and didn't have to pay for a ticket to see the exhibit (ground floor and first floor plus a temporary "green" fair on the third one). The exhibits were well prepared but we could t...  more »