Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli

Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli

Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
8:15 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
About
Learn all about astronomy and the wonders of science (including physics) at this Milan planetarium—the largest in Italy.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Porta Venezia • 2 min walk
  • Palestro • 4 min walk
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Killindy
Tuggen, Switzerland105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We visited Milan in July. After a long walk through the city, while going back to our accommodation, we went past this Observatory. It was 20th of July, right when E' la Luna, bellezza! - Stelle e Musica show took place. 50 years since landing on the moon was celebrated with an informative and funny presentation from the observatory accompanied by an amazing show of classical music. The mezzo-soprano Külli Tomingas and pianist Luca Schieppati offered us gorgeous moments. It was 5 euro the ticket for an adult and 3 euro the one for the child. Only a couple of seats were reserved but the rest you could choose from. We came kind of late and sat next to a wall, close to a piano and a microphone. We never even conceived that both artist would come there... right next to us! I mean, we were right next to them, 50 cm from the piano! It was unbelievable! They said that the show would last about an hour and a half but instead lasted more than 2 hour.s The show started at 21:00. We may not have understood much of the Italian presentation on the Moon (we do not speak Italian) and we may not have used the observatory as it was intended, but for sure, it was an unforgettable experience for which we felt blessed. Thank you for providing people with knowledge and culture in events like this one!
Written August 13, 2019
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Greta
Milan, Italy90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Just go. Every event is interesting and the speakers are great and compelling. Wait for the view of the "real" night sky... just breathtaking.
Written April 4, 2019
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Alessandra C
Milan, Italy857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
First, this place worths a visit just for the environment and architecture: the planetary was established in 1930 and has original wood chairs. Second, the planetary hosts a lot of events for families and kids: we are attending this club of young astronomers and we really like it! Stars, earth, planets and explorers are the themes. If you attend all you will get a special pin!
Great atmosphere and a very special eye on this world. Professional and cheap (5 for full ticket and 3 for kids). It is located in a very beautiful garden in the city, close to the museum of natural sciences. A special place for everyone, not just for young people or families.
Written July 25, 2017
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Myriam K
Naples, Italy153 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
I dislike giving bad reviews but sometimes it has to be done.

I visited this planetarium last week and it was the longest hour of my life. I have always been fascinated by astronomy but never have I been so bored. For the record, I speak Italian and understood the presentation.

What you typically expect from a planetarium is an experience. You sit back and enjoy the sky projection on the concave screen and listen to the explanation of everything you're witnessing.

No, this was not like this. This was like sitting in a classroom , bored to death , listening to a man explaining about the cosmos for an hour. Half an hour passed between the beginning of the "speech" and the projection itself. After which you were subjugated yet again to another endless explanation. Out of the one hour, I merely enjoyed 5 minutes.

A piece of advice, a planetarium is also a visual experience , if I wanted a classroom course style experience , I would have attended one and not a planetarium.

Check out the Los Angeles Planetarium experience and learn a thing or two on how to entertain the audience.
Written November 12, 2014
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Selen P
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice place especially if you're interested in astronomy and there are events like 'Cinedreams' not to miss! After visiting here you can also pass to Natural History Museum which is just next to it and spend a day full of science ☺️
Written March 30, 2015
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mrln53
Milan, Italy59 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely boring ..felt like a classroom. ..all talk and very little visual experience. ..which is what its supposed to be. Poor to say the least.
Written November 15, 2014
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bellashah
Milan, Italy37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
My boyfriend took me there to very nice lecture in darkness about stars and poetry. around two hours we were listening and watching how people were dreaming about far universes. I'm not sure if it's available in English, but if u know Italian, u should visit this place which was actually a first observatory in Milan.
Written October 5, 2014
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Anna p
Milan, Italy201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
If you wish to spend a different evening, and avoid crowded happy hours or the usual disco pubs, I definitely recommend this place. Located in a beautiful park ( Giardini Indro mondanelli) close by the posh Porta venezia dsitrict) the Planetarium is an amazing place out of time, out of all the frenzy the rush and the noise of the city. I have taken part to different conferences. They have always been extremely interesting, not so difficult to follow for common people ( you don't need to be an expert) and you have the possibility to ask questions at the end of the confernce. It's not easy to describe the feeling that you experience when they dim the lights and you start looking at the sky that becomes suddenly full of stars... ( reproduced through a machine called planetarium). AMAZING!!! If you try it once I'm sure you'll come back.
Written September 8, 2014
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Mauro C
Milan, Italy169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
If you want to know more about the stars you cannot miss the opportunity to visit a real planetarium. It is really old (and this is part of his beauty). There are lot of conferences for both kids and adults. Both my daughters (5 and 7) loves it and wanted to visit again and again...
Written June 25, 2014
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Novitravellers
London4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
this place was closed when we got there though their website (when I was doing my research on places to visit in Milan)says that they’re open at the time! Place looked unkept and abandoned. They should update their website as it is deceiving to tourists.
Written February 10, 2020
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