Ibirapuera Planetarium, Sao Paulo

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#1 of 19 in Childrens Museums in State of Sao Paulo
With a building shaped like a flying saucer and a 20-meter (66-foot) dome encasing a Zeiss projector, Ibirapuera Planetarium offers entertainment and education all in one spot. The German projection machine housed inside shows the sky above São Paulo from dusk to dawn. Check out at least one of these projection shows and hear a professional astronomer explain the most famous stars and constellations, as well as the movements of the Earth and other planets. Originally opened in the 1950s, this was the very first planetarium in the Southern Hemisphere. After extensive renovations and improvements, it reopened in 2006. The planetarium is located in the Ibirapuera Park, one of the largest city parks in all of Latin America. Put Ibirapuera Planetarium into our Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • An amazing place to travel in the world of stars and planets. Worth the experience. The tickets are free, just get with 1 hour in advance and withdraw your ...
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  • For who is a fan of stars that is one of the best ways to observe the sky, knowing a little bit more of our universe and still free.
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  • The Planetarium is a must!!! I went on a Saturday at 11 pm, session's a queue to pick up tickets that are free 1 hour before each session. The Planetarium is something wonderful, the view is exciting, at least for me, I amooo heaven!!! Is a unique experience!
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