School holiday program

Planetarium School Holiday Program

 

July School Holiday Program - BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION **

PURCHASING TICKETS

To purchase tickets please scroll down to the timetable and click on the book button to purchase your tickets.

 *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 except for the preschooler session.  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.

 


 

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 astonomers will guide you through the solar system and beyond before you experience one of our full dome movies.

 

PLANETARIUM EXPERIENCE

TICKETS from $9 - Bookings essential - *ages 3+ require a ticket.

  • 1 hour Planetarium experience with a full dome movie 
  • 1 hour Full Night Sky Tour - is an in-depth Night Sky presentation where one of our astonomers will take you on an immersive guided journey of the night sky and space.  You will see how the constellations and planets change over the evening.- no movie is included
  • 90 minute Full Night Sky Tour - this session we will explore the ever changing constellations that travel through our night sky. Journey through the solar system and visit different and captivating planets, followed by the movie Cosmic Collisions.

 

PLANETARIUM EXPERIENCE & CLASSROOM CRAFT ACTIVITY

TICKETS $25 PER CHILD, $9 PER ADULT (adult/concession ticket required for the Planetarium experience)

Explore the ever changing constellations that travel through our night sky. Journey through the solar system and visit different and captivating planets, followed by a full dome movie.  The ultimate learning experience that will engage and excite children.

10am-12.30pm session - ages 4-8 - Planetarium experience with movie Tycho to the Moon followed by time in the classroom where you will have fun learning more about the sun and planets while creating your own solar system.

 2pm-4.30pm - ages 8+ - Planetarium experience with movie Wildest Weather in the Solar System followed by time in the classroom where you will assemble and paint a model of the solar system whilst we go through each planet in detail.

 

TIMETABLE

* all sessions start with a guided Night Sky Tour followed by the movie of choice, except for the Full Night Sky Tour where there is no movie included.

DATE TIME SESSION AGE  
Mon 8 July 10am Planetarium Experience with movie ASTRONAUT ages 7+ BOOK
11.30am Planetarium Experience with movie TYCHO TO THE MOON ages 4-8 BOOK
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie COSMIC COLLISIONS ages 10+ BOOK
3.30pm Planetarium Experience with movie WWISS ages 8+ BOOK
Tues 9 July 10am Planetarium Experience with movie TYCHO TO THE MOON and craft activity ages 4-8 BOOK
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie WWISS and craft activity ages 8+ BOOK
Wed 10 July 10am Planetarium Experience with movie TYCHO TO THE MOON and craft activity ages 4-8 BOOK
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie WWISS and craft activity ages 8+ BOOK
3.30pm Planetarium Experience with movie ASTRONAUT ages 7+ BOOK
Thurs 11 July 10am Planetarium Experience with movie TYCHO TO THE MOON and craft activity ages 4-8 BOOK
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie WWISS and craft activity ages 8+ BOOK
3.30pm Planetarium Experience with movie TILT ages 5+ BOOK
Fri 12 July 10am Planetarium Experience - Preschooler - TYCHO TO THE MOON ages 3-5 BOOK
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie ASTRONAUT ages 7+ BOOK
3.30pm Planetarium Experience FULL NIGHT SKY TOUR ages 10+ BOOK
Mon 15 July     10am Planetarium Experience with movie TYCHO TO THE MOON ages 4-8 BOOK
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie WWiSS ages 8+ BOOK
3.30pm Planetarium Experience with movie TILT ages 5+ BOOK
7pm 90min NIGHT SKY TOUR with movie COSMIC COLLISIONS ages 10+ BOOK
Tues 16 July  2pm Planetarium Experience with movie TYCHO TO THE MOON ages 4-8 BOOK
3.30pm Planetarium Experience with movie WWISS ages 8+ BOOK
 Wed 17 July
 
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie ASTRONAUT ages 7+ BOOK
3.30pm Planetarium Experience with movie COSMIC COLLISIONS ages 10+ BOOK
Thurs 18 July   10am Planetarium Experience with movie TILT ages 5+ BOOK
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie TYCHO TO THE MOON ages 4-8 BOOK
3.30pm Planetarium Experience with movie WWISS ages 8+ BOOK

 

 

Movies showing

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.  Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad", our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.

Recommended age 7+

Cosmic Collisions

 

A radical change from our peaceful night sky, Cosmic Collisions presents the spectacular result of gravity pulling together planets, stars and galaxies.  Here are explosive encounters that ended the age of the dinosaurs and gave birth to new stars, but also created conditions essential for life on earth the sun's warmth, ocean waves.  Cosmic Collisions provides an extraordinary view of these forces - constructive or catastropic - that continue to affect our universe.

Narratored by Robert Redford

Recommended age 10+

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+

 

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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