School holiday program

Planetarium School Holiday Program

 

January 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. 

ALL 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.

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
Thurs 4th   10am TILT age 5+
11.30am TYCHO age 4-8yrs
1pm ASTRO age 5+
Fri 5th   10am TYCHO - preschooler age 3-5yrs
11.30am Full Night Sky Tour age 8+
1pm WWiSS age 8+
Tues 9th  10am - 12pm TILT & SciWorld Show - Fire & Ice!
age 5+
1pm - 3.30pm WWISS & SciWorld Robotics Workshop
age 9-14yrs
Wed 10th   10am TYCHO age 4-8yrs
11.30am WWiSS
age 8+
1pm ASTRO age 5+
Thurs 11th  10am - 12pm TILT & SciWorld Show - Science Magic!
age 5+
1pm - 3.30pm WWiSS & SciWorld Neuroscience Workshop
age 10-15yrs
Tues 23rd 1pm - 3.30pm WWiSS & SciWorld Robotics Workshop
age 9-14yrs
Wed 24th   10am TYCHO age 4-8yrs
11.30am Full Night Sky Tour age 8+
1pm TILT
age 5+
Thurs 25th  10am - 12pm TILT & SciWorld Show - Light Up Your Mind!
age 5+
1pm - 3.30pm WWiSS & SciWorld Neuroscience Workshop
age 10-15yrs

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Planetarium Experience & SciWorld Show

Date - Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th January @ 10am

          - Thursday 25th January @ 10am


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

Fire and Ice - It's freezing! It's boiling! Explore the extremes of temperature at this show where you'ss see things pop, explode and change colour! Could you live on a freezing planet? Or a boiling one? Find out at our Fire and Ice Show.

Science Magic! It's so cool you have to see it to believe it! Learn about the why, behind the wow! You'll be knowledgeable beyond belief and still amazed at how clever science can be during our Science Magic Show.

Light Up Your Mind! The science of light is just awesome! How does light travel? Learn about fluorescence, uv light, chemiluminescence, iridescence and rainbows! There's so much to be learned and lots of fun to be had - you'll definitely walk away having found light!

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 & Mars Rover Mission Robotics Workshop

Date - Tuesday 9th & 23rd January @ 1pm

Experience the Planetarium and see the full dome movie Wildest Weather in the Solar System, then use coding to program our Lego Mindstorm NXT Robots to move, fetch, dance and even do the Mexican Wave! It's all up to you. A great coding Robotics course for anyone with a love for Robotics and a bit of an imagination!

Only $18 per child (recommended age 9-14 years)

*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 Neuroscience Workshop

Date - Thursday 11th & 25th January @ 1pm

Experience the Planetarium and see the full dome movie Wildest Weather in the Solar System, then explore brain science and see your own brain waves in real time.  Learn all about how our brain tricks us with auditory illusions, haptic illusions and optical illusions in this hands on workshop.

Only $18 per child (recommended age 10-16 years)

*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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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.


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

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


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