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

(3.4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Known as the Planetarium of Rio and always very busy but I realized that the maintenance is no longer the same despite charging input.
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  • Very cool place though is being abandoned by the Government. Several broken interaction devices and bad care. However the information contained are very interesting. The video room is also a differential.
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  • Very good, excellent education for all ages, visited the Planetarium is very nice you can interact with several themes available at the Museum. Recommend
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