Twilight Kids Extravaganza: Ancient Skies

Thursday 19 January 2017, 5–8pm Sydney Observatory Book Tickets

Step outside and look up to the skies at Sydney Observatory during the Twilight Kids Extravaganza this school holidays.

Discover how ancient cultures viewed and used the skies, join our story circle to hear ancient stories about our Universe and explore the evening sky from Observatory Hill and watch how the sky changes as the sun goes down and twilight turns to night.

Peer through telescopes, ask Observatory astronomers your big questions, and learn more about our Universe with sessions in the Space Theatre and Planetarium*.

With food available for purchase and opportunities for hands-on activities there is something for everyone at this astronomical event.

Suitable for ages 5–10.

*Pre-book your Planetarium Session

Planetarium sessions must be pre-booked at time of purchasing, with an additional $5 charge per participant (total $20 Child, $18 Member Child). Pre-book your Planetarium session hereThese tickets include entry to the Extravaganza.


Child*: $15 MAAS Member Child*: $13 Adult**: Free With Planetarium Session Child*: $20 MAAS Member Child*: $18 Adult**: Free Pre-book your Planetarium session here. *4 years and over **Free entry for parents and carers (max. two per child) Back to top of page

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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Secret Histories

Daily until 30 January, 10.30am–12 noon, 1–2.30pm

Become an archaeologist and uncover secrets of the past.

Midday Storytelling

3–30 January 2017, 12 noon

Kick back and listen to an astronomical story told by one of the Observatory’s educators.