Valentina Tereshkova Planetarium, Yaroslavl

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#1 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Yaroslavl Oblast
Learn more about astronomy and the history of Russian space travel at Valentina Tereshkova Planetarium, dedicated to Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space. Built on the grounds of a former monastery, the planetarium is known for its unusual architecture, featuring a white concrete and glass exterior and an inner dome illuminated by thousands of LED lights in a range of colors, making the building look like a sphere floating in space at night. Climb the observatory tower, which resembles the bell tower of an old Russian cathedral, and attend one of the shows that explain the stars in the sky and the changes that occur each season. One show deals with astronomy in Russian folklore; check the schedule online prior to your visit. The museum models and exhibitions have partial English captions, but tend to be interactive and easily understood despite the limited English information. You can get a meal at the cafe inside the planetarium. Start your trip to Yaroslavl by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • I went there with a friend and it was interesting but the jumps to the patriotic notes were a little too much. Also I’m sorry but it’s ridiculous that the toilet paper was outside the cabins. Also...  more »
  • A nice place to come on a Sunday morning with kids or even grown ups. Lots of information to get and see. Highly recommend.  more »

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