It’s called La Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica di Firenze e il Planetario and it’s Florence’s planetarium; the institute has been around since the 80s while the planetarium (of the ZEISS ZKP2 type, apparently) opened in 2002.

The 8 meter diameter cupola allows kids and adults to see the night sky in simulation. While activity concentrates on school groups, there has been a regular weekend appointment for years. Now with extended hours and a host of activities for both adults and families, the planetarium might be something to add to your calendar.

In the same building, a collection of scientific instruments and a library complete the didactic function of this institute.

Opening hours: Saturdays from 10am to noon and 3-6pm, with visits every half hour to the collections.
Sundays at 3:30 and 5pm, guided family visits of the planetarium by resident astrophysicists,. for children aged 6+. Activities cost 6 euro for adults, 5 for children.
Info: www.fstfirenze.it

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