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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  • Visitation space disproportionate to price paid, charge half price for child from 3 years is at least want money. The age of gratuity should be at least until 5 years because there's nothing attractive to minors, I didn't like the presentation. Little explanatory, didactic content, with little more in constellations, difficult for the understanding of children and unnecessary delay for adults. Dull. I just want to sleep. The external is not levied playground. Some computerized instruments didn't work. Interested employees. You didn't answer my expectations. All the children present completely disinterested. There is much to improve
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  • I've always wanted to meet a planetarium and this did not disappoint!. Despite arriving at the end of the day, we were able to quickly visit the ground floor of the Museum, behold, in the sequel would start the projection, which ended after the Museum has closed to visitation. As the projection, the initial filem about Rio de Janeiro, is an attraction in the style of old cinemas 360o. When the projection of the stars, all very well done and well explained. missed some printed material to help secure the large amount of information. A map with the names of the constellations would be welcome!
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  • I visited the Planetarium and honestly I expected more, I found the environment too small and lack of investment. Some things didn't work right and they look old. However the outside had a children's area, a playground and a Lake, but it is still small.
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