Finding something fun and educational to do with your little ones that is also interesting for you is always a challenge. Ιt gets even harder when you are visiting a new city. But we have the ideal answer to this brain teaser: the amazing Eugenides Foundation New Digital Planetarium, where spectacular shows, exhibitions and science workshops provide an unforgettable experience (and a good chunk of learning).
To start with, this season's spectacular space-travelling, human-history unravelling We Are Stardust is still showing, and that alone is reason enough to visit, trust us. But there are also plenty of other digital screenings at the Foundation's ginormous dome, so read on.
The Story of Earth: A fascinating journey through time , exploring the creation and evolution of the Earth. Discover the forces that have shaped its surface, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Voyage through the Galaxy: Marvel at supernova explosions, neutron stars, pulsars and black holes. Dive into the vast Milky Way, a conglomerate of hundreds of billions of unique stars, planets and immense amounts of gas and dust, and ponder the questions behind its creation.
The Enchanted Reef: An enchanted reef, magically protected from human discovery, faces a crisis when a volcano erupts. Discover the secrets hidden within the vast oceans of our planet.
The Centre of the Cosmos: From the ancient Babylonians and Greeks to Copernicus and the expansion of the universe, this is the story of how we realised that the Earth wasn't the centre of it all.
Magic Globe: While on holiday at her grandfather's house, Mia stumbles across a mysterious astronomical device and her eccentric uncle convinces her to use its hidden powers to change the seasons.
Space Storms & the Polar Aurora: A thrilling look at the most remarkable and intense weather phenomena in the solar system, from the powerful winds of Neptune to the colossal hurricane of Jupiter.
Also don't miss the chance to visit the Science and Technology Exhibition, with 57 interactive exhibits spread over two floors. It's a hands-on adventure where visitors of all ages can get closer to science and technology by taking control of laboratory equipment and machinery. A fantastic way to observe, explore and experience basic scientific principles as well as cutting-edge technological achievements by conducting experiments, collecting data, making decisions, drawing conclusions and providing input.
Last but not least, the Foundation has a spectacular gift shop, the CaelesteShop, where you can get your hands on all sorts of lovely science-related goodies, from dinosaur figurines to puzzles, telescopes, microscopes, gadgets and more.