The Beijing Planetarium is a National first-level natural science museum. Its main purpose is to popularize science and to hold exhibitions. It is a scientific institution for popularizing astronomical knowledge to the public and promoting the spirit of science, popularizing scientific ideas and science’s critical methodology.
It currently comprises Building A and Building B. Building A began building in 1955 and was completed and open to the public in 1957 and has a total floorage of approximately 7000 square meters. It contains the Celestial Theater, Exhibition Hall, Lecture Hall and an Observatory for the public. The Celestial Theater was reconstructed and then reopened on 11th, July, 2008, containing 400 seats. Building B has several exciting parts: digital space theater, 3D theater, 4D theater, exhibition hall, two observatories. With these, some of the most advanced facilities in the world, the Beijing Planetarium is the best place for learning more about extraterrestrial existence.
Location: No.138 Xizhimenwai St., Xicheng District, Beijing
Bus Route: Bus No. 7、15、19、27、102、105、107、111、332、347(get off at Beijing Zoo Stop)
Open hours: 9:00—17:30 (11th Jul. to 31st Aug.); 9:30—17:00 (1st Jan.—28th Feb.); the rest time: Wed., Thu., Fri.: 9:30—15:30; Sat., Sun.: 9:30—16:30(Closed on Mon. and Tue.)
Admission Fee: 10 yuan
Sponsored by Xicheng District People’s Government of Beijing Municipality
Undertaken by Xicheng District Media Convergence Center
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