School holiday program

Planetarium School Holiday Program

 

Spring School Holiday Program - Bookings open in September!

Come to the Planetarium these school holidays for a fun and educational experience.  Take a journey to outer space and enjoy a full dome movie.


 

 

 

Planetarium Sessions

Winter School Holidays we will be showing

Tycho to the Moon, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, Wildest Weather in the Solar System,  Astronaut and Full Night Sky Tour.

Each screening runs for approx 50mins. Begins with an Astronomy Educator giving a 20-25min guided tour of the solar system, stars and constellations and other interesting objects found in the night sky followed by the full dome movie experience. 

For session times and bookings please click on the required movie title below

Adult tickets are $9.00 and children, students and concession tickets are $7.00. Bookings are essential.

Tycho to the Moon

Tycho to the Moon is a movie produced especially for the kids - shown on the Planetarium 360 degree full digital dome. Tycho is the dog that doesn't just howl at the moon…he goes there. Blast off on an amazing ride with Tycho and his friends, Ruby and Michael on a great adventure in space. Learn about night and day, phases of the moon, space travel and the lunar surface. See what it is like to play in zero gravity, watch meteors shoot across the night sky, witness earth from space and get a close up look at the sun. 

Recommended age 4-8 years old

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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+ 

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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+ 

Session Times


Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Climb aboard a magical cardboard rocket with two young adventurers and experience a breathtaking, up-close look at each of our solar system's planets with guidance from a wise Astronomy Book.

Recommended age 5+ 

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Full Night Sky Tour

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.

 

 

Important Notes

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the session commencement 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. 
  • Prams are not permitted in the Planetarium. All sessions require a certain 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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