Baia Mare Planetarium - skip the line tickets for groups

Baia Mare planetarium is a department of Baia Mare Astronomy Science Museum

Opened in 1969, the Baia Mare planetarium is one of the most important tourist and cultural-scientific attractions of the region, a portal to the deep universe: the solar system, the brightest main stars, the constellations, the galaxy, celestial mechanics and the history of the universe since the Big-Bang there are some landmarks to discover.

Our special optical planetarium is a modern star's projector, which display a very interesting artificial sky, with Sun, planets, moons, thousands of stars, artistic representation of constellations – all of them in respect with proper motions of these objects through the sky, by automatic calculations, algorithms applied by computing systems. Our space-time trip begins from Baia Mare with the day and night sky with many observing points and destinations. We will make a tour of the sky, like it could be seen from Baia Mare, with constellations and other marvel objects. Then will fly to the North Pole and South Pole of the Earth, to see the sky from those positions (Zeiss Skymaster ZKP4)

The second unit planetarium, Digital Rover from RSA Cosmos, which is immersive and also impressive, gives us the opportunity to show our visitors the deep sky and the complexity of the Universe. Traveling outside the Milky way, countering the unknown, Rover can provide live guidance and cosmos tours and also play digital fulldome shows.

We are the only place in Romania, where you could learn about Romanian traditional constellations through our digital multimedia exhibition Digitarium, with text and audio support for English language, a list of 39 Romanian constellations, part of the Romanian and universal immaterial patrimony, a container of epic and ethical stories – in an original folk version – explaining the history of things, the relationships between sky, divinity, Earth, and Man. The initial project started in 2012 has expanded and now we have displayed a version for blinded people and a practical micro-planetarium for this special public (with 3D stars and asterisms).

You can visit among other thematic exhibitions (Hubble 30, Messier Objects, Solar System 2D and Solay System free air park exhibition) our very best and almost functional former star projection system – the ZKP1 – Zeiss Yena star projector with which we used to make astronomical demonstrations in our planetarium dome.

Because the Observatory building needs some refurbishing and modernizing, from time to time, at special events - astronomical or cultural themed - we use to organize outside the building stargazing events: astronomical observations.

We are also providing a special science camp in summer (all July), with special registration form, with applied physics, astrophotography, astronautics, astrophysics astronomy and more - as workshops.

Baia Mare planetarium is located near the historical center of the city (15 minutes walk) and to the Mineralogy Museum also (10 minutes walk).

You can buy regular tickets here

About this ticket

Valid on the booked date
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Wheelchair friendly
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the reserved date.


  • Zeiss ZKP4 Skymaster - is an ultramodern analogue or optomechanical planetarium that allows simulating the night sky from any latitude and any moment on the time axis (10,000 years before and 10,000 years after). The live guide of the animator under the starry sky, the virtual journey among the constellations and the story of the most important stars promise a relaxing and refreshing experience: science, culture, entertainment in one place. Shows held at: 09:00; 11:00 a.m.; 13.00; 15:00
  • RSA COSMOS' ROVER digital planetarium offers access to pre-recorded themed digital shows, immersive and dynamic cosmic simulations. Introduction to astronomy, traveling through the solar system, hunting the "ghost of the universe" (i.e. dark matter), learning the history of the telescope... Promo 2023: SATELIX (about satellites and the impact of space technologies in everyday life). Shows held at: 10.00; 12.00; 14.00.
  • Zeiss ZKP1 (248) manufactured in the German Democratic Republic and put into operation in Baia Mare in 1969, is a "museum piece" through which we read the more than 50 years that have passed since the inauguration of the Baimare planetarium.
  • Philatelic collection of 1500 stamps (present in an archived catalogue). Although not visible, this philatelic catalog thematically compresses the history of man's discovery of the universe. Once every few years, the collection is showcased.
  • Astronomical Park "Sistemul Solar": the first outdoor park with an astronomical theme in Romania, the favorite of the very young audience: children can climb the planets, enter the Sun, run in the amphitheater, and the information is accessible and modernly presented. There is also a spectacular nighttime lighting option.
  • Visiting permanent and temporary exhibitions (note: some spaces could be closed or oriented to alternative activities: educational workshops);
  • Upstairs access to the Observatory (optional).
Not included
  • Access to other activities in the Observatory
  • Food and drink.

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the reserved date. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Important information

Know before you go
  • Presence in the entrance hall is required ten minutes before the start of the demonstration;
  • This activity is not recommended for children aged 0 - 4 years;
  • The consumption of food, alcoholic beverages, smoking, photo/video recording or access with pets is not allowed.
  • What's not allowed
    Consumption of alcoholic beverages SmokingPhoto or video recording
Meeting point
Address: Strada George Coșbuc 16, Baia Mare 430245

Plan your visit

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.


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Frequently asked questions
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Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 10 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

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From$ 1.82per person
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the reserved date.

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