Melbourne Planetarium

Spotswood, VIC

Where are we going?

Melbourne Planetarium
2 Booker Street

03 9392 4800

What is there to do?

Who's ready to explore SPACE! Now don't worry kids, you don't actually have to shoot up in a great big rocket (even though that sounds pretty fun!)

If you visit the Melbourne Planetarium, you can have almost the same experience! You can be part of a simulation of the night sky which is projected across a 16m high dome. It will immerse you in amazing images of the night sky!

The Melbourne Planetarium is located within the Scienceworks Museum in Spotswood. It's a great place for the whole family to be entertained and filled with lots of fun facts on all things space. 

There are shows with 30 minutes of astronomical exploration, and each of these shows are followed by a live presentation of the current night sky. Here, you can see some of the major astronomical objects that can be found! Have you ever seen the rings or Saturn, or the craters up close on the moon with your very own eyes?

Kids love these experiences, because they can learn all about the constellations that can be seen, and how to identify them. A great trick to show their friends in future sleepovers!

Always check out what shows are on so you can make sure you catch them all - because they're not all the same! Each show covers a fascinating topic....from uncovering the mysteries of the stars in a fun planetarium show, to following the adventures of Tycho the puppy you wants to not only howl at the moon...but actually visit it!

Space and the night sky are incredible to explore - there is always something new that you will learn and marvel at ....and it's a super fun experience for kids!

Let's go exploring! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $12 Scienceworks entry. $6 planetarium show.

Children: $4.50 planetarium show.

Free Under: 16 years for Scienceworks entry.


Need a little extra help?

There is wheelchair access to the Melbourne Planetarium; it is advisable that visitors arrive at the Planetarium foyer 10 to 15 mins before the show starts.


When can we go?

One show a day weekdays. On the hour on weekends.

All year round. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day


Any top tips?

Part of the Science Works which charges separately but is well worth a visit.

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