Our primary school day tours have been designed for primary school excursions and relate to the Australian National Curriculum. The students will participate in activities around the Observatory’s grounds to broaden their knowledge of astronomy and physics while seeing our range of modern and historical telescopes. Each activity takes 30 minutes, 25 minutes for the activity and a five minute changeover time. If possible, would you please refer to the day tour activity sheets which you can download below, and include your choice of activities on the booking sheet.
Our fees are based on the number of activities:
4 Activities – $11 per student
5 Activities – $13 per student
6 Activities – $15 per student
If you require more than six activities please contact us.
If you are interested in booking a tour please fill out the tour request form and we will contact you confirming a date that is free and asking for your choice of activities. If you are planning a tour that will extend over a lunch break, please allow an extra 30 minutes to your times to cater for this and it is recommended that arrive about ten – 15 minutes before the start time so that the students can visit the toilets and have their morning recess snack if necessary. The tour activities will provide support for your astronomy teaching in the classroom and provide an inspiring, fun and educational experience for your students.
Please Note: The group must consist of ten students or more except in special circumstances approved by the School Day Tours Committee. The maximum number of children per tour is 50 to 60
Day Tour Activities
Notice: Due you maintenance on the main office building at the Observatory we are not able to run tours between the 25th of February and the 1st of April. We apologies for this inconvenience.