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Rio de Janeiro Sights

Fundação Planetário

  • Rua Vice-Governador Ruben Bernardo 100 Map It
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  • Observatory/Planetarium

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Rio's planetarium is a great escape if your vacation gets rained on, or if you simply have a passion for astronomy. The adjoining interactive Museu do Universo (Museum of the Universe) illustrates the history of space exploration and travel in a futuristic exhibition area with lots of hands-on activities for kids. The planetarium frequently updates its programming, which consists of a mixture of fictitious adventures in space (recommended for kids) and nonfiction shows about the constellations and our solar system. If your aim is stargazing without the voice-over and music, the Praça dos Telescópios is open for sky observation from Tuesday to Friday, between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

Sight Information


Rua Vice-Governador Ruben Bernardo 100, Rio de Janeiro, 22451–070, Brazil

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Sight Details:

  • Museum R$4; museum and planetarium session R$16; weekends half price
  • Tues.–Fri. 9–5, weekends and holidays 2:30–5


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