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.
Bookings essential for all times and events on 03 5332 7526 or after hours on 0429 199 312.
The 2016 Calendars have arrived, they 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.
Our Special Einstein Deal introducing the longer opening hours of the 3rd Rock Cafe will be available from 6th October to November 28th to celebrate World Space Week - “Discovery” 4-10 October and the 100th Anniversary of the Theory of General Relativity – 25 November.
6th Oct – 28 Nov – Lunchtime 12.00pm -1.30pm 3rd Rock Cafe Special Einstein Deal Lunch followed by an exciting journey into the very latest news about the solar system, our galaxy, the universe and the Einstein Factor! $16 Adults, $12 Concession/Student under 18, $8 Students under 10. 2.00pm – 3.00pm Little Einstein Children’s activities Fun science activities for pre-school children, $5 per child. Bookings essential on 03 5332 7526.
NB: Daylight Savings begins on Saturday 3rd October.
The Third Rock Cafe is open Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 7.00pm. Saturday 12 .00pm – 7.oopm and on Sunday for special events -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.
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What’s on at the Observatory
- Seniors Week Special Event on October 10, 2015 12:30 pm
- Starry Spring Nights 2015 on October 24, 2015 6:00 pm
- LEONIDS on November 18, 2015 6:00 pm
- Starry Summer Night – The Sci-Fi Event on January 30, 2016 6:00 pm
For Information about Current & Future Projects and to make a Donation, click this link
* Congratulations to Saeed Salimpour on being shortlisted for the David Malin Awards Category – Theme Southern Cross