Visit Ballarat and come to Ballarat Municipal Observatory Museum and Learn about the Cosmos with our 3D Astrotour theatre, view planets & stars with our modern & historical telescopes.
For Things to do while in Ballarat after your visit to the Observatory ask our Demonstrators for a copy of the Visitors Guide to Ballarat.
Gift Vouchers are available from our Science shop.
A visit for viewing, or a voucher for our Science shop would make an excellent gift for that special person.
Bookings essential for all times and events on 03 5332 7526 or after hours on 0429 199 312.
Opening hours are from 1pm unless otherwise stated see days below, and will be open to late with a booking for
3D Movies from 8.00pm, viewing from 8.30pm, viewing ends at the latest by 10.30pm. Bookings essential for viewing.
The 2016 Calendars make excellent gifts for that special person, lots of information and beautiful photography.
Note: It would be appreciated if you could book by 3.00pm on the day of your visit.
Jupiter is now an evening object.
Check each days opening times, as they vary.
The Third Rock Cafe is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12.00pm unless otherwise stated above, check days -bookings for main meals essential.
Book on 03 5332 7526 between the above hours or on 0429 199 312 outside these hours.
Bookings essential – for Menu click here.
Our Science Shop is open the same hours as above.
Sun – Mon the Observatory is closed unless there is a pre – arranged booking
or special event on.
For help in planning your visit, refer to the Diary of Phenomena below and the Frequently Asked Questions.
To Subscribe to our Events listing click here to download the iCal Calendar onto your iPhone, iPad or Computer
What’s on at the Observatory
- Looking to the Stars Celebrating 130 years of Ballarat’s Astronomical Visionaries on May 7, 2016 3:00 pm
- Firmament, Fire and Fireworks 25 June – 23 July on June 25, 2016 5:00 pm
For Information about Current & Future Projects and to make a Donation, click this link
Diary of Astronomical Phenomena
How good is your backyard sky? Find out here- Light Pollution-What is It?