Guided Day Tours

Family: $50 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Adult: $20
Concessions: $15
Child (Aged 12-17): $10
Child (Under 12): Free
From: 1 pm to 4 pm
Tours start at 1:30 pm, 2 pm, 2:30 pm and 3 pm

Sunday is a day when you and your family and friends can enjoy a scenic drive through the Bickley Valley while discovering the Observatory’s rich history and exploring the wonders of the universe.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a journey through time, from the Observatory’s beginnings at Mt Eliza in 1896 to our move to Bickley in 1966 and beyond. You will get to tour the Meridian, Astrograph & Calver Telescopes, learn about timekeeping, and explore the museum to discover fascinating stories about the Observatory’s past and present.

Solar Experience Tours

Adult: $10
Concessions: $8
Child (Aged 12-17): $5
Child (Under 12): Free
From: 1 pm to 4 pm
Tours start: Every half an hour

The Solar Experience Tour is not to be missed, you will get to see our Collins Sundial and learn about its analemma, view the sun safely through our Coronado Solar Telescope (weather permitting), and discover what causes sunspots and coronal mass ejections, which can cause the auroras on Earth. You will also learn interesting facts about the Sun and space probes that are helping us learn more about it.

If you’re in a group of 20 or more, please let us know before Sunday so we can add extra volunteers to ensure everyone has a great experience.

Come and join us for a day of exploration and fun at Perth Observatory, and maybe even spot some kangaroos while you’re here!