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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  • The ride is pretty cool, and for free! The presentation however could address most interesting themes and be a little less long. Worth the trip definitely!
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  • Great place to visit and get to know about the origin of everything, about the constellations, ... I can say without a shadow of a doubt, that was the best place aimed at in Sao Paulo. Simply unforgettable.
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  • The projections of the stars and stars fill our eyes and our hearts. The imagination fly loose and deslumbramos us with the vastness of infinity. It is not practical to arrive 1 hour before, with children, to wait the sessions on weekends!!!
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