School holiday program

Planetarium School Holiday Program


October 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 $8 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.



Mon 2nd Oct

Tues 3rd Oct

Wed 4th Oct

Thurs 5th Oct

Fri 6th Oct



10am - TYCHO

10am - TILT

10am - Wildest Weather In the Solar System


11.30am - WWISS




1pm-3pm - Planetarium/

Science Magic Show  





Mon 9th Oct

Tues 10th Oct

Wed 11th Oct

Thurs 12th Oct

Fri 13th Oct

10am - TYCHO - Preschooler (3-5 year olds)

10am - TILT

10am - Wildest Weather In the Solar System



11.30am - TILT

11.30am - Wildest Weather In the Solar System

11.30am - TYCHO

11.30am - TYCHO

11.30am - TILT

1.30pm - 4pm -Planetarium /

Robotics Workshop



1pm-3pm - Planetarium/

Science Magic Show


1pm-3pm - Planetarium/

Science Magic Show


2pm - 4pm - Astronomy for Kids Course



Planetarium Experience & SciWorld Science Magic Show

Wednesday 4th & 11th, Thursday 12th October 2017 @ 1pm - 3pm - BOOKED OUT!

Only $15 per child 

*Adult ticket $8 each

 *Please note that adults/concessions are required to purchase a $8 ticket for the Planetarium session only.
(parent supervision required) 

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 the full dome movie TILT.

SciWorld Science Magic Show - Duration approx 50mins
Be astonished!  Be amazed! Learn the fascinating science behind breathtaking magic tricks and mind-boggling illusions.  Witness levitation, green fire, invisible forces and much more.  You won't believe your eyes!  Science Magic is guaranteed to entertain, educate and enlighten!


Astronomy for Kids Course

Friday 13th October 2017 @ 2pm - 4pm

This is an introductory course tailored to kids which is fun and educational!

The course includes the following

  • Explore the stars in our night sky and their stories
  • Learn how the Sun and Moon move in the sky and how they affect us
  • Understand why the planets are so different from each other
  • Learn what stars really are and about some of the very strange ones
  • Explore these wonders using the Planetarium and hands on models

*parent supervision is required, no payment for supervising parent

Course cost $20 per child (recommended age 7-11 years)



Planetarium Experience & Mars Rover Mission Robotics Workshop

Monday 9th October 2017 @ 1.30pm - 4pm - BOOKED OUT!

Experience the Planetarium and see the full dome movie Wildest Weather in the Solar System and then code yourself all the way to Mars in this Robotics workshop.  You'll work with our Lego NXT Mindstorm Robots and learn all the coding needed to send yourselves on a Mars Rover Mission.

Only $15 per child (recommended age 9-15 years)

*Adult ticket $8 each

 *Please note that adults/concessions are required to purchase a $8 ticket for the Planetarium session only.
(parent supervision required)

Movies showing



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+


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.


Phone: 08 8302 3138 

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

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