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Fundacao Planetario da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro & Museu do Universo

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Address: Rua Vice-Governador Rubens Berardo 100 | Planetário do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-070, Brazil
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+55 21 2274-0046
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Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-6pm

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Nice place for children!

The Planetario of Rio is a great place to come with kids 3-12. It also offers star observations during the night for free and it has a great selection of films and educational... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Planetario of Rio is a great place to come with kids 3-12. It also offers star observations during the night for free and it has a great selection of films and educational programs. During the summer and winter they also host camps inside the place.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

There is an exhibition on many planets, galaxies and astronomy, the place needs maintance. With lots of bottoms to push on and many colorful lights, the visit may benefit from some guided explanations. The staff is formed in majority by unmotivated public agents that work for their wages than the passion for astronomy. Even I can speak flawless Portuguese, they... More 

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We went on a Sunday and didn't have to pay for a ticket to see the exhibit (ground floor and first floor plus a temporary "green" fair on the third one). The exhibits were well prepared but we could tell it's been a while since it had any maintenance, several of the interactive parts did not work properly. My main... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Although with a high potential, the attractions are poor, far from exciting and the infrastructure is not that good (a few parking lots, for example).

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Mold, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Called in on the spur of the moment as we were in the area and had a few hours to wait before the botanical gardens opened. Entry was only $R12 each, although when we enteted the place was empty and we wandered around alone unable to read the information on each exhibit. I guess it would be more suited to... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

for all the travellers and my friends i woul hyghly recomend this place if you are visiting,rio,i was there and it was very fantastic,especialy the view,and the guide is very nice,also the the place is safe, if one day i return to rio i will visit this place again.fantastic day tour in rio,

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

a culture distinct and interesting to see in this Museum, I really liked the decor and style is like entering another dimension

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

VERY run down on the outside. Closed twice when we went for no reason. Lots of people outside were let down. There were no announcements on the website for this, so I guess it is a little hit and miss. Its for children more than teens or adults.

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Its nice, special for childrens. Its not special, but if you go to the theatre inside, might go earlier to spend a little time there.

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Volta Redonda, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

Interesting place. You can have an idea about the universe. Good accessibility for disable people, less in the main attraction, where the wheelchair user need to stay in the aisle. There is free parking and close parking near.

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