Calling all space explorers and budding scientists! The spotlight is on extra-terrestrial exploration these autumn school holidays.
What is an ‘alien’? How do astronomers search for life on foreign worlds? What will we do once we find it?! We are on a quest to answer these questions and we want you to come and help us uncover the what, the where and the how of…ALIENS!
The programme is 1.5 hours long, and made up of three parts:
Start your exploration off in the Space Room, where young explorers will have fun with interactive crafts, experiments and technology all about our search for extra-terrestrial life. Have fun with spectroscopy, make your own alien, and play with mini alien-seeking rovers on our Marscape!
If the weather is fine, we’ll then head outside and launch water-powered rockets together. While our rockets aren’t quite as big as those used to launch the real alien-searching rovers and robots, if our young explorers count down loud enough, our mini-rockets will still soar to impressive heights!
Finish up your pursuit for alien life by sitting back and being immersed in the in the 360-degree planetarium show We Are Aliens. You’ll visit Mars, Europa and distant exoplanets to help answer the question… are we alone?! Explore what life needs to thrive and survive on distant worlds and learn how astronomers are finding more and more planets orbiting around other stars. Could these be the planets that we finally find alien neighbours on?!
Bookings essential. You must arrive at least 15 minutes before your session time. Late entry is not permitted.
Please choose a session from the list below to buy tickets securely online. Terms and Conditions can be found here.
Suits ages 5-12
Child (3-16 years) – $12
You must arrive at least 15 minutes before the session. The planetarium environment is dark, so late entry into this area is strictly prohibited. We can swap your tickets for another session time, but we cannot offer refunds. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult throughout the 1.5-hour programme. The planetarium environment is not recommended for children aged two and under. If you wish to bring a child two and under, and they would like their own seat, the $12 child ticket applies.