Frequently Asked Questions

1. Q. What are the costs?

A. General entry is $25 Adults, $18 Concession, $12 Students, $60 Family 2 Adults & 2 Children, $65 Family 2 Adults & 3-4 children.

BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED at all times for evening viewings at the telescopes. Call on 03 5332 7526. A Private Booking is $300 for under 10 people.

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 when the Observatory is advertised to be open , check the home page. for 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 for Refreshments when the Observatory is open.

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.