The Adelaide Planetarium School Holiday Events | Jul 2017

Adelaide Planetarium Adelaide Winter School Holidays

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 the full dome movies. 

Monday 10 July to Thursday 20 July 2017

Tickets: $8 | Click HERE to book.

Bookings are essential, ages 3+ will require a ticket.

Some other school holiday activities at the Planetarium include:

SciFun Days

Monday 10 July & Tuesday 11 July 2017 | 10am – 1pm or 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

Cost: Children $22 (recommended age 5-11 year olds) | Adults $8

Click HERE to book.

*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 the experienced educators followed by a full dome movie. Morning session will include the movie Tilt (recommended age 5+), afternoon session will include the movie Astronaut (recommended age 5+)

SciWorld Up Up and Away Workshop – Duration approx 50mins
If you want to be an astronaut, you have to know about air pressure. In this workshop you’ll have fun with balloons! You’ll also learn some clever stuff, like the Bernoulli principle and then you can practice it straight away. You’ll make hovercraft and have a ride on one yourself!

SciWorld Spectacluar Show – Duration approx 50mins
Science is really very cool.  Jump into another world and learn all about the cool stuff of science – there’ll be fire, there’ll be big bangs and there’ll definitely be oohs and aahs!

Planetarium & Mars Rover Mission Robotics Workshop

Monday 17 July 2017 | 2pm – 4.30pm

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 the Lego NXT Mindstorm Robots and learn all the coding needed to send yourselves on a Mars Rover Mission.

Cost: Children $15 (recommended age 9-15 years) | Adults $8 

Click HERE to book.

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

Astronomy for Kids Course

Thursday 13 July 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

Cost: Children $20 (recommended age 7-11 years)

Click HERE to book.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the University of South Australia website.

What: The Adelaide Planetarium School Holiday Events

When: See dates and times above

Where: The Adelaide Planetarium | Mawson Lakes Campus Uni SA | P Building | Mawson Lakes

Who: Everyone

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