Playa del Carmen continues to show growth and more educational entertainment options for both their visitors and locals!
The new planetarium for Playa del Carmen will offer more options for healthy family fun! It’s quite similar to the planetarium in Cozumel with the exception that the one in Cozumel offers 3-D projections!
The Ch’an Ka’an planetarium ended up as a 59.7 million peso investment, while the Sayab Planetarium in Playa del Carmen cost 52 million pesos. The difference in cost is mainly due to the technology in the area of the 3-D projection abilities.
Planetariums are domed theaters that project images of the starry sky and countless spectacular objects we find in our universe, creating educational experiences that teach astronomy and related sciences. The star projectors that show the night sky itself are among the most durable, versatile, and cost-effective of educational tools.
Planetariums are the world’s astronomy classrooms and theaters of public science education that have served perhaps a billion people during the past century. The world’s 3000 planetariums are found in schools, colleges and universities, and museums and science centers in over 100 countries around the world.
Once complete, planetariums Ch’an Ka’an and Sayab will be linked with the network of astronomical observatories in the state including Yok’ol Kaab in Chetumal and Ka’Yok in Cancun.
We’ll make sure to keep you updated about the grand opening!
Take a look at our planetarium gallery!