Medellín Planetarium (Planetario de Medellín)
Established in 1984 and renovated in 2006, Medellín Planetarium is a popular, family-friendly attraction that’s easy to access and experience independently. Watch a movie in the 300-seat domed auditorium before wandering through the hands-on exhibits. To save time at the entrance, purchase your ticket online in advance. If you’re pressed for time, simply pass by the planetarium’s spaceship-like exterior—worth a look—during a city tour.
Things to Know Before You Go
Shows are screened hourly at the Medellín Planetarium—check the website for up-to-date schedules.
The planetarium has an on-site library, gift store, and café.
Signs at the planetarium are in both English and Spanish.
The planetarium is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
Located in Medellín’s North Zone, the planetarium is convenient to reach by taxi or public transit. Take metro line A to the Universidad station, situated opposite the planetarium entrance.
When to Get There
Medellín Planetarium is open every day except Monday, and hours vary—see the website. To beat the crowds, avoid school holidays, and go midweek, right after opening.
What to Do Near the Medellín Planetarium
For a full day of kid-friendly fun, combine a visit to the planetarium with stops at nearby attractions such as North Park and the botanical gardens. Or, check out the aquarium and science exhibits at Parque Explora.
- Medellin Botanical Garden
- Explora Park (Parque Explora)
- San Pedro Cemetery Museum (Museo Cementerio San Pedro)
- Medellín Metropolitan Cathedral
- Antioquia Museum (Museo de Antioquia)
- Plaza Botero
- San Antonio Plaza
- Barefoot Park (Parque Pies Descalzos)
- Santo Domingo Savio Library (Biblioteca de España)
- Pueblito Paisa
- Gardel Plaza
- Gardeliana Museum (Museo Casa Gardeliana)
- Medellín Modern Art Museum (Museo de Arte Moderno)
- Patio de Tango