Planetario Galileo Galilei Planetario Galileo Galilei | Galileo Galilei Planetarium
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Beautiful parks and a trip to the planitarium makes a day in Palermo ideal for families visiting Buenos Aires. Photo by Jennifer Roglà
The planetarium is impossible to miss as it rises out of Palermo’s busy and popular park district like a spacecraft or a giant eggcup. Between the appropriate architecture and the giant hunk of space rock on display outside the front door, those on the lookout can’t miss it. The Planetarium has been a popular attraction since it opened in the late 60’s – particularly with the youngsters. On any given day the place is stowed with eager young minds.
Inside the giant dome there is an auditorium displaying the night sky and it seats a few hundred for regular shows. There is also a large telescope for a more hands-on stargazing experience. The planetarium offers a wealth of fun and educational free activities – though most are in Spanish, many are visually focused – including the night sky show, astronomy courses, and interaction with visiting scientists. Schedules vary but check their informative website for current schedules.
From comets to shooting stars there is plenty for kids to learn and enjoy at the planetarium. Guided tours (in Spanish) are available on weekends and holidays. While the language barriers might be tough on the young visitors, its convenient location in the kid-friendly park zone that makes it worth stopping by to see what’s going on and to admire the space rocks.
—Planetario Galileo Galilei Planetario Galileo Galilei | Galileo Galilei Planetarium review by Clare Nisbet