Day 113 of my challenge to expand my Brazil experience, we went to Sao Paulo’s planetarium. I’ll be honest, after the aquarium experience (see AquariScari), my expectations were low. Being from Chicago, I’m used to the Adler Planetarium with its super high technology and three full-sized theaters.
Did this museum, set in Parque Ibirapuera, exceed my expectations? No, the facilities were just about what I had guessed having viewed the building from the outside multiple times. However, we went today to attend their kids show, which was actually really good. Sure, their projector wasn’t the best. But my daughter and her friend got quite a ride through the galaxy in the dome theater and also got to see the planets in our solar system “up close” (although my daughter told me later that she was a bit scared at first). Plus, it was free, so who is really going to complain?
For more information about the Sao Paulo planetarium, click here.