The large exhibition room revolves around the huge 23-metre domed ceiling with 32 state-of-the-art projectors. Viewed the auditoriums reclining chairs makes the viewing experience extremely comfortable. Typical themes feature the Solar System, Space Travel, Planets, Galaxies and Milky Way, star clusters and nebulae. The visual presentations are accompanied by sound effects, music and a live multi-lingual commentary. There are matinee shows specially designed for the youngest budding space cadets, which can get a little noisy towards the end of the presentation as attention spans start to wane.
Also found within the building is a gallery with permanent and temporary exhibits, a reference library and the Commander Conceição Silva Observatory available to amateur astronomers. The Planetarium Calouste Gulbenkian is located behind the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos right next to the Museu de Marinha (Maritime Museum).
Tuesday to Sunday:
09h30 - 12h00/13h45 - 16h30. Monday:
Lisbon Card: -50%