The stellar Beijing Aquarium is a worthwhile diversion in the northeastern corner of the Beijing Zoo
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|Opening Hours:||Peak Season: 9:00-17:30
|Phone:||+86 10 62176655|
|Best Time to Visit:||All Year|
|Recommended Time for a Visit:||2 Hours|
Built in September 1957, the Beijing Planetarium is a National first-level natural science museum. As a "Palace for Science", it was built to popularize science, and is used to hold exhibitions.
It currently comprises of Building A and Building B. Building A was built in 1957 and has a total area of approximately 5,000 square meters and a usable area of 2,700 square meters. It was the first large-scale planetarium in China; Building B has several exciting parts: Digital Space Theater, 3D theater, 4D theater, exhibition hall, and two observatories. In the courtyard are the two astronomical observatories, one of which is equipped with a huge telescope measuring 13 centimeters in diameter, and visitors can observe the moon, planets, nebulae and star clusters, etc., via the telescope. On the west side of the planetarium is the astronomy square with observation apparatuses for visitors. There are three halls which exhibit the astronomical achievements in ancient China, epigraphs from Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), and so on. The Beijing Planetarium has for decades, using its own unique performance methods, been presenting to generation after generation, the vast mysteries of the universe. It plays a very significant role in the popularization of science.
Address: No. 137 Xiwai Street, Xizhimen, Haidian District, Beijing
Take Bus No. 360, 319, 347, 362, 534, 714,87, Yuntong 106, Yuntong 104, 563, Yuntong 205, Te 4, 614, 697, 209, 608, 107, 105, 206, 111, Yuntong 105, 27, 632 and get off at Beijing Zoo Station.