Portale dei Musei in Comune

facilitated menu

skip to:
content. search, section. languages, menu. utility, menu. main, menu. path, menu. footer, menu.

Home > Planetario e Museo Astronomico
Share |

Planetario e Museo Astronomico

Rome's new Planetarium was opened on May 26, 2004 inside the Museum of Roman Civilization (EUR), 20 years after the city's previous planetarium, in the Hall of Minerva, had been closed.
This modern "machine of space and time" brings the sky to everyone, condensing the centuries and light years above our heads for the benefit of the public. A perfect reproduction of the constellations shines underneath the 14 metre wide dome, showing the movements of the sun, the moon and the planets against a backdrop of the Zodiac, the Milky Way and more than 4500 stars. Three digital projectors make it possible to navigate deep space in three dimensions and real time. It is now finally possible to touch the sky with your fingers: thanks to spectacular simulations and all-sky projections, celestial bodies, nebulae and galaxies can all be held in the hand.
The planetarium of Rome offers a wide program of live astronomical shows, lectures, events and observations of the sky for all audiences, allowing everyone to approach the wonders of the heavens and unveil their secrets, in a fascinating mix of emotion, technology and rigorous science.
The nearby Astronomical Museum takes visitors on a journey from Earth to the universe, through the grand themes of space, time and the origin of the elements. It offers an interactive experience, involving giant models of the planets, dioramas and interactive multimedia stations with astronomical videogames.
The planetarium of Rome has returned to open a window onto the sky: an astronomical theatre to rediscover the natural show of a starry night, a chance to jump into the depths of space and explore the cosmos that surrounds us.

Video - Planetario

Video - Musei in Comune


Planetario e Museo Astronomico

Piazza G. Agnelli 10 - 00144 Roma - The Planetarium is located into the same building that houses the Museo della Civiltà Romana
Getting there

Getting there (via ATAC Roma):

Mobile version:

Opening hours

The museum is temporarily closed for renovations.

Shows and activities continue at    Technotown from Tuesday to Sunday. Monday Closed.
24 and 31 december morning shos only.
1 january closed

For more information about the shows    Il planetario vola a Technotown

For information about tickets    Technotown.

Tel. 060608 (everyday from 9.00 to 21.00)

Please Note: please check our    Notice page for special openings and/or temporary closures

back to facilitated menu.