Frequently Asked Questions

1. Q. What are the costs?

A. General entry is $20 Adults, $15 Concession, $8 Students, $45 Family 2 Adults & 2 Children, $50 Family 2 Adults & 3-4 children. A minimum fee of $120 applies to any private booking  or booking falling on a night when no other visitors will be present. BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED at all times. Call on 03 5332 7526.

The Observatory can be booked for any time of the week or weekend for  visitors and groups. For group bookings, refer to the BOOKINGS PAGE for various group costs. Contact 61 3 5332 7526 to discuss your groups needs.

2. Q. What time are you open?

A. Sunset varies by 3 1/2 hours from the shortest day to the longest day with daylight savings time added in Summer.

Typically the Observatory is open for viewing at the telescopes 1/2 hr before sunset, every Friday and Saturday or at the advertised opening times. Refer to our EVENTS section for special event times.

3. Q. Can we get something to eat?

A. The third Rock Cafe is open from 6-9pm During the school holidays Tues – Sat for light meals and refreshments.

For any other time, we can arrange to cater for your visit when you book.  Morning tea, Lunch, afternoon tea, dinner or supper can be  arranged to suit your needs – from our astroburgers to a 2 course meal. Inside or outside (above) under the stars.