Ibirapuera Planetarium, Sao Paulo

Ibirapuera Planetarium, Sao Paulo

Ibirapuera Park is a wonderful place, abundant with museums, theaters and other places of cultural interest. Of these, particularly notable is the Planetarium. Designed by a group of architects (Eduardo Corona, Roberto G. Tibau and Antônio Carlos Pitombo), the Planetarium was inaugurated in 1957, to become the first of its kind institution in South America. It reopened in September 2006, after seven years of restoration works.

The outline of the Planetarium resembles an alien spaceship, with a metal dome of 40ft in diameter, circled by a yellow wooden disk. In the course of the restoration, the firm Carl Zeiss installed in the showroom a large StarMaster projection screen. The showroom itself, seating 280, has also been designed by Zeiss. It allows the audience a much closer look at planets and stars. Visitors to the Planetarium are also invited to take part in different presentations organized regularly during weekends.

Why You Should Visit:
A nice (and very affordable) activity to do in town; the surroundings are great and the visit itself is rewarding.
Among other things, you can watch a presentation about the sky of São Paulo.
Overall, highly recommended for both adults and children.

Tip:
The place can get very busy, so plan to arrive 1 hour before the show to pick up tickets at the front desk.
Another suggestion is to buy tickets online, as there are many sessions during the day, all at specific times.

Opening Hours:
Sunday: 1-5pm

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Sight Name: Ibirapuera Planetarium
Sight Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil (See walking tours in Sao Paulo)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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