School holiday program

Planetarium School Holiday Program

 

April School Holiday Program - BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!

Calling all star-gazers and junior astronauts, come and take a tour of the solar system!

Venture to the Adelaide Planetarium, a theatre with a domed-shaped ceiling and a star projector to realistically show the position of constellations, stars and planets.  You can almost feel the earth turn as the projector rotates to simulate the motion of the earth's rotation during the course of the night.  One of the Planetarium's experienced educators will guide you through the solar system before you experience one of our full dome movies. 

TIMETABLE

* all sessions start with a guided Night Sky Tour followed by the movie of choice, except for the Full Night Sky Tours

DATE TIME SESSION AGE
Mon 16th   10am - 11.45am
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium - TILT & Terrarium making
age 6-13yrs
Tues 17th   10am - 11.45am
Planetarium - TYCHO & Terrarium making age 6-10yrs
1pm - 2.45pm
Planetarium - TILT & Terrarium making age 6-13yrs
3pm - 4.45pm
Planetarium - WWISS & Terrarium making age 8-13yrs
Wed 18th  10am
TYCHO
age 4-8yrs
1.30pm Night Sky Only with short film
age 8+
Thurs 19th   10am - 12pm
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium - TYCHO & Space Toys Workshop
age 5+
1.30pm - 3.30pm
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium - WWiSS & Liquid Nitrogen Show
ages 8+
Fri 20th  10am - 12pm BOOKED OUT! Planetarium - WWISS & Space Colonies Workshop
age 8+
1.30pm - 3.30pm BOOKED OUT! Planetarium - TILT & Liquid Nitrogen Show 
age 5+
Mon 23rd
  
10am BOOKED OUT! TYCHO - preschooler
age 3-5yrs
11.30am BOOKED OUT! ASTRO  age 5+
2pm BOOKED OUT! Night Sky Only with short film
age 8+
Tues 24th
2pm
BOOKED OUT! TILT
age 5-10yrs
Fri 27th
 
10am - 12pm Planetarium - TILT & Space Colonies Workshop
age 8+
1.30pm - 3.30pm BOOKED OUT! Planetarium - TYCHO & Liquid Nitrogen Show
age 5+

ALL GENERAL PLANETARIUM TICKETS $9 EACH - Bookings essential - *ages 3+ will require a ticket.

*Adult supervision is required at all times. Adults are required to purchase a ticket.

** Please note the Planetarium is not suitable for children under 4.  If you do bring younger siblings, we request that children who become restless and noisy please exit the Planetarium with their guardian as a courtesy to other patrons.

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Planetarium Experience & Terrarium making  

BOOKINGS CLOSE FOR TERRARIUM MAKING AT 5PM - 13th APRIL

Date - Monday 16th April @ 10am - BOOKED OUT!

         - Tuesday 17th April @ 10am, 1pm or 3pm

Experience the Planetarium and see a full dome movie, then join Rebecca from Garden Gnome How and learn how to make a terrarium.

What’s lined with pebbles, covered in dirt, always growing and surrounded by glass? Your very own, take home terrarium. Rebecca from Garden Gnome How is a qualified horticulturist who is passionate about involving children in gardening. She will show you how to make your own terrarium and it’s yours to keep.

Only $20 per child - recommended age 6-13yrs

*Adult ticket $9 each *Please note that adults/concessions are required to purchase a $9 ticket for the Planetarium session only (parent supervision required)

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Planetarium Experience & SciWorld Workshop

Date - Thursday 19th April @ 10am - 12pm - TYCHO & Space Toys

         -  Friday 20th April @ 10am - 12pm - WWiSS & Space Colonies

         -  Friday 27th April @ 10am - 12pm - TILT & Space Colonies

Experience the Planetarium and see a full dome movie, then enjoy one of SciWorld's Workshops -

Space Toys - is the brand new SciWorld workshop being launched these holidays at the Planetarium!  Learn about the physics, energy and forces behind simple toys that will help to explain what life is like in space!  You'll make space toys that you can take away and keep as well as have fun seeing some really cool demonstrations.  Don't miss it!

Space Colonies - Could you live on another planet?  In this workshop, you can create your own space colony using recycled materials to explore temperature, atmosphere, weather, radiation, food, energy and science. Ages 8+

Only $18 per child 

*Adult ticket $9 each *Please note that adults/concessions are required to purchase a $9 ticket for the Planetarium session only (parent supervision required)

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Planetarium Experience & SciWorld Show  - BOOKED OUT!

Date - Thursday 19th April @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm - WWiSS & Liquid Nitrogen

         -  Friday 20th April @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm - TILT & Liquid Nitrogen

         -  Friday 27th April @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm - TYCHO & Liquid Nitrogen

Experience the Planetarium and see a full dome movie, then enjoy one of SciWorld's Shows -

Liquid Nitrogen -  This show will amaze you – learning about solids, liquids and gases through the use of Liquid Nitrogen! What happens to an onion when it freezes to minus 196 degrees? Can an inflated balloon recover after being frozen? Find out so much more in our Liquid Nitrogen show! - Age 5+

Only $18 per child 

*Adult ticket $9 each *Please note that adults/concessions are required to purchase a $9 ticket for the Planetarium session only (parent supervision required) 

 

Movies showing

Tilt

 

It's a crazy day when snow starts falling and it's the middle of summer!

But sometimes crazy days are just what you need to discover something new.  Join Annie and Max for a whirlwind adventrure to find out how the seasons work.  It's surprising what a new angle on the world can do.

Recommended age 5+

Tycho to the Moon

Tycho, a dog who doesn't just howl at the Moon, but wants to go there.

Blast off on an amazing ride into space with Tycho and his young friends, Ruby and Michael.

Learn about night and day, space travel, the phases of the Moon and features of the lunar surface.  Take a close-up look at the Sun, watch the effects of gravity, see the Earth from space and watch meteors shoot across the night sky.

Recommended age 4-8 years old

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Join National Geographic on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust storm that could engulf entire planets.

Audiences will fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, encounter magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter. Packed with eye-popping visuals, amazing computer generated imagery and cutting-edge science.

After this whirlwind adventure, you'll be glad you live on Earth!

National Geographic provides some excellent educational resources for schools.

Recommended age 8+

Astronaut

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body. Narrated by Ewan McGregor

Recommended age 5+

Full Night Sky Tour featuring a short film - Journey to the centre of the Milky Way

 

Our Full Night Sky tour offers you an indepth guided tour for 50mins by our Astronomy Educator about the solar system, stars and constellations and other interesting celestial objects found in the night sky.   You will gain an insight into the splendour of our universe whilst being informative and educational.  This session will also feature a short film - Journey to the centre of the Milky Way.

Recommended age 8+ 


 

Important Notes

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the session commencing to be seated comfortably and to avoid disappointment as entry into the Planetarium is not permitted once the session has started. 
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the Planetarium.
  • Prams are not permitted in the Planetarium.
  • All sessions require a minimum number of bookings to go ahead.


Enquiries

Phone: 08 8302 3138 
Email: adelaide.planetarium@unisa.edu.au

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 4.30pm.


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