Welcome to the Ballarat Observatory

3D Movies, Star Parties, Lectures, Night Sky Viewing and much more..

133rd Year

“Discover the Amazing Universe.”


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.

 Daytime : Open from 10am – 5pm for the BIFB  Monday – Sunday

Bookings essential for all evening programs, see current events below for available nights.

Bookings taken for school and community groups any time.

What’s on at the Observatory

To Subscribe to our Events listing click here to download the iCal Calendar onto your iPhone, iPad or Computer

Fauna and Firmament Tours


The Ballarat Observatory and Golden Nugget Discovery Tours have come together to give you an unforgettable bush and night time experience.

More information here

Group bookings for other times call on 0429 199 312.

 Sunday , Monday and Wednesday the Observatory is closed unless there is a pre – arranged booking or special event is on.

For help in planning your visit Frequently Asked Questions.

Join BAS and become a Member. Benefits include 20% Discount in our Science Shop and for all events, and 10% discount in the 3rd Rock Cafe – great value!


The Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum is delighted to have been awarded the 2017 Greg Binns Award for Outstanding Community Contribution to Heritage.

For Information about Current & Future Projects and to make a Donation, click this link



 Gift Voucher  Gift vouchers are now available Online


Diary of Astronomical Phenomena

Sunrise and Sunset Times Ballarat

How good is your backyard sky? Find out here- Light Pollution-What is It?


Earlier Diary of Phenomena