Hours and charges

NIGHT VISIT

Monday to Saturday (except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Bookings are necessary for night sessions.

BOOK ONLINE NOW or phone 02 9921 3485 during office hours (8:30am – 4:30pm) to avoid disappointment.

Friday 20 February, 7 – 10pm, special ‘Stargayzing’ Event. Information here.

Night telescope tour and 3D Theatre session times
April to September – 6.15pm and 8.15pm
October and November – 8.15pm
December and January – 8.30pm
February and March – 8.15pm

Dreamtime Astronomy planetarium & telescope times
February and March – 7pm

Night charges
Adult – $18
Child (4 to 15 years) – $12
Concession – $14
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children;
or 2 adults and up to 2 children) – $50
Member (adult) – $16
Member (child) – $11
Member (family) – $43

Sessions are held regardless of weather. If viewing through the telescopes is not possible due to sky conditions, a fun digital planetarium session is provided instead. All night visits must be booked and prepaid prior to arrival at the Observatory.
Payment for night tickets is not refundable. However if you notify us by phone on 9921 3485 by noon on the day you are scheduled to attend your night visit, we can either transfer your booking to another available night; or offer you a ‘rain check’ ticket, valid for three months from first booking, to the same value as your original booking. Find out more about our conditions before you book.

Debit and credit card fees: As part of a NSW Government requirement, Sydney Observatory applies a surcharge on all transactions made by debit or credit cards. Surcharge rates are determined on a cost-recovery basis only. No surcharge is incurred when paying with EFTPOS, cheque or cash. Payments made on VISA and Mastercard attract 0.40%

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DAY VISIT

Open 10am – 5pm daily
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day holidays.
Open 10am – 2pm on New Years Eve (31 December).

Free General admission to exhibitions

Tours held regularly
Program times and content here
Tour cost: $10 adult, $8 conc, $26 family
Members: $8 adult, $6 conc, $22 family

1pm Watch Sydney Observatory’s historic Time Ball drop

Day tour charges 
Adult – $10
Child (4 to 15 years) or concession – $8
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children;
or 2 adults and up to 2 children) – $26
Member adult – $8
Member child (4 to 15 years) or concession – $6
Member family (1 adult and up to 3 children;
or 2 adults and up to 2 children) – $22
visitors
Daytime admission for a self-guided visit to the gardens and Sydney Observatory exhibitions is free – but does not include visits to the telescope domes, telescope viewings and 3D theatre and planetarium sessions.

Debit and credit card fees: As part of a NSW Government requirement, Sydney Observatory applies a surcharge on all transactions made by debit or credit cards. Surcharge rates are determined on a cost-recovery basis only. No surcharge will be incurred when paying with EFTPOS, cheque or cash. Payments made on VISA and Mastercard will attract 0.40%. Sydney Observatory is an Affiliate of the NSW Government’s Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care’s Companion Card program. This means that carers who accompany a person with a disability will be eligible for free entry on presentation of their Companion Card. For more information visit www.companioncard.org.au