Our fees are based on the number of activities:
School Day Tours & Home-Schooling Tours *
$12 per student – 4 Activities
$14 per student – 5 Activities
$16 per student – 6 Activities
$14 per student – Vacation Day Tours (4 Activities for each of three age groups)
We are thrilled to offer a variety of exciting and educational experiences for primary school students and children of all ages.
Our primary school day tours are specifically designed for students in Years 3 to 6, providing a range of activities that are closely aligned with the Australian National Curriculum. These activities take place on the grounds and inside the buildings of our Observatory, where students can learn more about astronomy and physics while exploring our collection of modern and historical telescopes. By participating in our tours, students will be able to expand their knowledge and gain a deeper appreciation for the wonders of the universe.
Our Out of School Holiday Care tours are designed for children aged 4 to 11 years old. We offer a wide range of activities that are both fun and educational, providing a valuable opportunity for children to learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment. The activities are carefully tailored to the age groups of 4-6, 7-9, and 10-11 years old, ensuring that each child is appropriately challenged and engaged.
Thank you for considering our school day tours and Out of School Holiday Care tours. We look forward to welcoming your students and children to our Observatory and providing them with a memorable and enriching experience.
COVID 19 Update
We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about health and safety. Therefore, we have taken necessary measures to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors. We have modified some of our activities to minimize contact with equipment, and have implemented additional cleaning and sanitizing protocols to ensure that all surfaces and equipment are regularly disinfected.
We kindly request your cooperation in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please ensure that anyone with possible symptoms does not visit our observatory with your school group. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and any changes or updates to our bookings will be communicated promptly.
To allow us to help you plan for your upcoming School Day Tour, please take the time to fill in your details in our booking form below.
Each activity takes 30 minutes, 25 minutes for the activity and a 5-minute changeover time. Please refer to the day tour activity sheets which you can download below and include your choice of activities on the booking sheet. Please allow 10 – 15 minutes at the start of the tour for toilet visits and organisation; 30 minutes for a recess break; and 30 minutes for a lunch break if you are here over lunchtime.
If the activity M8 is chosen and you would like the students to use the Rainbow Glasses, there will be an extra charge of $1.00 per student as the students will take the glasses home. Please add a note to the request form if you would like this
We will contact you shortly after receiving your submission during business hours to assist you.
Please Note: Please refer to maximum group sizes before booking