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.
Night telescope/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
April to September – 5:15pm
October and November – 7pm
December and January – 7.30pm
February and March – 7pm
Night charges for telescope/3D theatre sessions & Dreamtime Astronomy planetarium
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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