Planetarium – Eugenides Foundation
The Planetarium is the ideal place to take your toddlers if you would like them to gain an understanding of complex concepts in a fun and effective way.
Through performances and interactive games, children (and adults) feel closer to the world of science – which many see as distant and unknown – and develop a greater comprehension of it.
There are digital shows for young children such as The Little Prince, and also for teenagers and adults such as Space Travel.
For the older children there is an Interactive Science and Technology Exhibition which aims to introduce them to new concepts (materials, audio and video communication, principles of biotechnology). Children are also given the chance to observe the applications of science and technology in everyday life, such as how animated movies are produced.
Families should know
- It is recommended that children 7 years + attend the Planetarium performances. However for the official Children’s Shows, younger visitors (5 years +) are also welcome
- Ticket exchange or refunds are not possible
- Visitors should be at the lobby of the Planetarium at least 30 minutes before the start of the show. Latecomers will not be admitted for safety reasons and in order to avoid disturbance of the other spectators
- It is important to note that regardless of the temperature outside, the atmosphere inside the Planetarium is cool (sometimes even cold)
- Access to the centre is possible using public transport and minimal walking – bus: 126 (stop: Bank), B2, 550, E2, E22 (stop: Onassis) and A2 (stop: Jason)]. Visitors can catch these buses from the metro station Syggrou-Fix. The entrance is at Penteli Street 11 (first street parallel to Syggrou Avenue)
- There is a café on the ground floor of the building that offers light snacks, coffee, juice and cereal bars
- All staff at the Planetarium speak English
- Vehicles can stop briefly or park temporarily in Penteli Road, where the entrance to the building is located
- There are baby changing stations in the bathroom
- Parking spaces for the exclusive use of the disabled are provided
- The exhibits in the Interactive Science and Technology Exhibition are in English
- The projections at the New Digital Planetarium are only offered in the afternoon of Wednesday through Friday and weekends from 10:30 am until 20:30 pm on an hourly basis
- There is simultaneous translation in English with headsets available at the Caeleste shop at the Museum (1€)