Sydney Observatory Family Night Tours

Nightly at 6.15pm until 30 September 2017

Discover the wonders of the night sky at Sydney’s oldest observatory and enjoy immersive astronomy experiences alongside our expert astronomy guides. Use our telescopes* to see the stars, Moon, a nebula or the planets during this quintessential Sydney experience.

Enjoy a night tour of Sydney Observatory from 15 June – 16 September and you can see see Saturn’s fabulous rings up close through Sydney Observatory’s telescopes. You may even catch a glimpse of a few of Saturn’s 62 moons including the second largest in our Solar System, Titan (weather-permitting*).


Family Night Tours start at 6.15pm and last 1.5 hours. The tour includes the Planetarium, telescope viewing (weather permitting)* and a dome tour.

* Tours are held regardless of the weather. If viewing through the telescopes is not possible due to sky conditions, other activities will be arranged. Tickets are non-refundable but may be exchanged or rain checked for patrons who contact the Observatory prior to 12 noon on the day of their tour. Full terms and conditions are available here.

The tour starts from inside the Observatory building. The doors open 15 minutes prior to the night visit. Night visits need to be booked and pre-paid. Bookings, including group bookings, can be made up to three months in advance online or by calling Sydney Observatory (02) 9217 0111.

NB: 8.15pm tours can be booked here.