Eugenides Foundation Planetarium Tours
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The digital planetarium in Athens was upgraded in 2003 and forms part of the Eugenides Foundation, built at the behest of Greek shipping magnate and philanthropist Eugene Eugenides to educate Greek children on the subject of science. As well as being the world’s largest planetarium — with a dome of 270 sq ft (25 sq m) in diameter — it is also one of the most technologically advanced. With seating for 280, the planetarium offers its audiences spectacular 3D trips into space as well as IMAX and OMNIMAX movies on a 360-degree screen that is 10 times the size of a normal movie screen. Ten different shows take place throughout the day, including documentaries on the Moon landings, the Great Barrier Reef, evolution and exploring the cosmos, with a special program of films for younger children. Films are between 30 and 40 minutes long and show times are liable to change, so check schedules online ahead of visiting.
As well as temporary art exhibitions, the Eugenides Foundation Planetarium also encompasses a café and science museum, where educational and interactive multimedia exhibits showcase genetics and biotechnology; labeling is all in Greek and English.
387 Syngrou Ave, Paleo Faliro, Athens. The Eugenides Foundation is open Mon–Tue 9.30am–3.30pm, Wed–Fri 9.30am 8.30pm, Sat–Sun 10.30am–8.30pm; shows take place Wed–Fri 5.30pm–8pm, Sat–Sun hourly between 10.30am and 8.30pm.
Tickets for planetarium shows: adults €6, seniors, students and children younger than 18 €4. Tickets for dome shows: adults €8, seniors, students and children younger than 18 €5. Admission to Science Center: adults €6, seniors, students and children younger than 18 €4. Simultaneous commentary in English through headphones costs €1 extra; headsets are available at the planetarium’s gift shop. Take bus 550 or B2 to Onassio from Syggrou-Fix metro station; the planetarium is also a stop on Athens’ hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus.
Address: 387 Syngrou Ave, Paleo Faliro, Attica, Athens 175 64, Greece
Hours: Mon–Tue 9.30am–3.30pm, Wed–Fri 9.30am–8.30pm, Sat–Sun 10.30am–8.30pm; shows take place Wed–Fri 5.30pm–8pm, Sat–Sun hourly between 10.30am and 8.30pm.
Admission: Prices vary depending on attraction
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Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Eugenides Foundation Planetarium hours of operation?
Eugenides Foundation Planetarium hours of operation: Mon–Tue 9.30am–3.30pm, Wed–Fri 9.30am–8.30pm, Sat–Sun 10.30am–8.30pm; shows take place Wed–Fri 5.30pm–8pm, Sat–Sun hourly between 10.30am and 8.30pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Eugenides Foundation Planetarium?
The best ways to experience Eugenides Foundation Planetarium are:
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