Our fees are based on the number of activities:
$11 per student – 4 Activities
$13 per student – 5 Activities
$15 per student – 6 Activities
$12 per student – Vacation Day Tours (4 Activities)

Our primary school day tours have been designed as primary school excursions for students from Year 3 – Year 6 with a variety of activities, many relating to the Australian National Curriculum. The students will participate in activities around the Observatory’s grounds and buildings to broaden their knowledge of astronomy and physics while seeing our range of modern and historical telescopes.

Our Out of School Holiday Care tours cater for children from 4 – 11 years old. The children will work in groups of the age ranges 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 years old. The activities are fun and but also educational.

COVID 19 Update

We have made changes to some of our activities to avoid excessive contact with equipment and are setting up extra cleaning and sanitising of surfaces and equipment.

We are asking for your help in making sure that anyone with any possible symptoms does NOT visit the observatory with your school group. All bookings that are confirmed may be affected by any changes in the COVID 19 situation

Maximum Group Size

School Day Tour Size

For school tour visits, the maximum number of students we can cater to is 60 and can only be managed if five or more activities are chosen. The minimum number is 10 except in special circumstances approved by the School Day Tours Subcommittee

Out Of School Holiday Care Tour Size

For Out Of School Holiday Care tour visits, the maximum number of students we can cater to is 40. The minimum number is 10 except in special circumstances approved by the School Day Tours Subcommittee

Please contact us if you are interested in a student tour outside the year levels listed or have more than 60 students (school tours) or 40 students (OSHC tours) so we can discuss ways to accommodate you.

If you have a larger group that you would like to attend and are able to split the attendees into two groups, we are happy to do two tours in one day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon with only three activities per group or run tours over two days.

Max group

Maximum Group Size

School tour activities

School Day Tour Activities

Vaction tours activities

Vaction Day Tours Activities

School Products

We have some fantastic products in our Astro Shop to make learning fun and to get your students fascinated with astronomy. Check out our products booklet to see the products we offer and you can order them using the order form.

Products Booklet Order Form

Astroshop sign

Astroshop

School Required Documents

To help you plan and submit the paperwork for your school excursion, we have provided the necessary documents below:

School required doc

School Required Documents

Terms & Conditions CTA

Terms & Conditions

Enquire Today

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 five 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.