Planetario Galileo Galilei 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.

Planetario Galileo Galilei

This past Friday Buenos Aires’ celestial “Planetario Galileo Galilei” unveiled a magnificent new LED-studded facade that transformed the night into an open-air energy-efficient party. Public Space Minister Diego Santilli flipped the switch on the stunning LED array while expressing the importance of environmental responsibility – particularly regarding government initiatives.

Built in 1966, one of the Planetarium’s first highlights is its outstanding planet-shaped building featuring a 65-feet-wide cupola.
Planetario Galileo Galilei

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.