School holiday program

Planetarium School Holiday Program

 

Summer School Holiday Program - BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!

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

Summer School Holidays we will be showing  

*NEW MOVIE* - Tilt, Tycho to the Moon,  Wildest Weather in the Solar System,  Astronaut and Full Night Sky Tour - featuring a short film.

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. 

ALL TICKETS $8 EACH - Bookings essential - *ages 3+ will require 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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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+

Session Times

1.30pm - Monday 9th January

10am - Monday 16th January

1.30pm - Wednesday 18th January

11.30am - Thursday 19th January

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

Session Times

10am - Tuesday 10th January

10am - Tuesday 17th January

11.30am - Wednesday 18th January

1.30pm - Thursday 19th January

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+

Session Times

1.30pm - Monday 16th January

11.30am - Tuesday 17th January

10am - Thursday 19th January

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

10am - Friday 13th January

11.30am - Monday 16th January

1.30pm - Tuesday 17th January

10am - Wednesday 18th January

Full Night Sky Tour featuring a short film - The Incredible Sun

 

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 - The Incredible Sun

Recommended age 8+ 

Session Times

1.30pm - Friday 13th January

SciFun Days

Wednesday 11th January, Thursday 12th January, Monday 23rd January, Tuesday 24th January

Choose an AM or PM session 10am - 1pm or 1.30pm - 4.30pm. 

Only $22 per child (recommended age 5-11 year olds)
(parent supervision required)
*Please note that adults/concessions are required to purchase a $8 ticket for the Planetarium session only.

Planetarium Session - Duration approx 50mins
Including a 20-30min live guided tour of the Night Sky given by one of our experienced educators followed by a full dome movie.  AM session will include the NEW movie TILT (recommended age 5+), PM session will include the movie Wildest Weather in the Solar System (recommended age 8+)

SciWorld Workshop - Duration approx 50mins
Space Colonies
- For years, people have dreamed about living on other planets so we're going to get you to think, explore and design in this NEW workshop!  What is it like to live on other planets?  What do you need to survive there?  Come along to explore life on other planets and then in groups, use recyclable material to build your own space colony.  Can you create another world?  We dare you to try!

SciWorld Show - Duration approx 50mins
Survival with Fire and Ice
- Explore the elements of fire and ice, cornflour trumpets and frozen vegetables as we explore these temperature extremes.  Would you be able to survive on another planet?  Learn something new, be dazzled, be awe struck with the SciWorld Fire and Ice Show!

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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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