Sydney Observatory Day Tours

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Did you know that you can explore space during the day? Look through our safe solar telescope before exploring the Universe in our Planetarium*. On a clear day, you can see the Sun, bright stars and maybe the Moon or Venus!

Day tours are available on weekends and school holidays and run for 30 minutes.

Tour Times: 10.15am**, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm**, 4.15pm**

Ticket Conditions

Bookings are required for groups of 15 or more by calling +61 (02) 9217 0111 during office hours (8:30am – 4:30pm).

Day telescope viewing sessions take place subject to weather conditions. Please note, it is not safe to look at the Sun through any normal telescope, with binoculars or the naked eye. Doing so could seriously damage your eyesight.

* The Planetarium may on occasion be substituted for our Space Theatre.

** Please note that during NSW school holiday periods Day Tours run from 11.15am–2.15pm.


Child$8All children must be accompanied by an adult
OtherFamily (2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children)$26All children must be accompanied by an adult
MAAS Member Adult$8
OtherMAAS Member Concession$6
MAAS Member Child$6All children must be accompanied by an adult
OtherMAAS Member Family (2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children)$22All children must be accompanied by an adult

Not a member? Sign up now to enjoy the benefits and discounts of MAAS membership.

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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Sydney Observatory venue page, including:

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Observatory Maker

9–22 July 2018, 10.30am–1.30pm

Create a woven star constellation, a sun dial, learn about the cosmos and more!