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Visnjan Observatory, Visnjan

#7 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Croatia
Visnjan Observatory is situated in the western part of the Istrian peninsula. It is part of the picturesque city of Visnjan.

During the past 15 years, Visnjan became one of the world's most prolific discovery sites for the small bodies in the Solar System. More than 1700 minor plantes have been discovered with our 40 cm telescope.

Astronomy is not the only thing that is going on in Visnjan. We are involved in many educational projects that include physics, biology, chemistry, ecology and many other fields. Our programs offer new and creative methods of teaching science to young people. Find out how to plan Visnjan trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • We arrived by car and struggled with finding a parking space as it was so badly organized. Once we walked in we were confused about where to go as no members of staff were able to give us any...  more »
  • We've been here many times and will come back again. The lectures are something you need to see. Also the gazing trough the telescopes.  more »
  • Amazing place, great for kids, with a great introduction given by the guide - we could even hold a piece of a meteor. Only thing to keep in mind is that the location is not on visnjan but 3km out of town, unlike what maps will tell you.
  • Observatory is open to the public on Thursdays from 9pm. (Weather permitted). Dream come true if like myself. You dreamed of going into a real observatory and see the telescope & have a tour. Speak to the scientists. Lovely grounds too. Ideal for astrophotography if that interests you!
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