Winter School Holiday Program
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.
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 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
Monday 11th July @ 10am
Thursday 14th July @ 1pm - BOOKED OUT!
Friday 15th July @ 10am - BOOKED OUT!
Monday 18th July @ 1pm - BOOKED OUT!
Thursday 21st July @ 10am - BOOKED OUT!
Friday 22nd July @ 3pm - BOOKED OUT!
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+
Monday 11th July @ 3pm
Friday 15th July @ 3pm
Monday 18th July @ 3pm
Thursday 21st July @ 1pm - BOOKED OUT!
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+
Monday 11th July @ 1pm
Thursday 14th July @ 3pm
Friday 15th July @ 1pm - BOOKED OUT!
Thursday 21st July @ 3pm - BOOKED OUT!
Friday 22nd July @ 1pm
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+
Thursday 14th July @ 10am
Monday 18th July @ 10am
Friday 22nd July @ 10am
Thursday 21st July @ 7pm
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.
SciFun Sessions - Winter Spectacular - BOOKED OUT!!
Choose an AM or PM session on either Tuesday or Wednesday 10am - 1pm or 1.30pm - 4.30pm.
Tuesday 12th July, Wednesday 13th July
Tuesday 19th July, Wednesday 20th July
*Please note ALL sessions are BOOKED OUT!
Only $22 per child (recommended age 5-11 year olds)
(parent supervision required)
Please note that adults are required to purchase a $9 ticket ($7 Concession) for the Planetarium session only.
Planetarium Session - Duration 50mins
Including a 20-30min guided tour of the Night Sky followed by one of our full dome movies.
SciWorld Workshop - Duration 50mins
Up Up and Away workshop - learn about air pressure and float to the stars in this spectacular exploration of air, Space and matter.
SciWorld Show - Duration 50mins
Spectacular Science Show
- 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.