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
Vacation Day Tours – $12 per student (4 Activities)
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 10–15 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 60.
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, or tours on two consecutive days
Day Tour Activities
Vacation Day Activities
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.
School Required Documents
- Certificate of Insurance
- School Day Tours Excursion Management Information
- Vacation Day Tours Excursion Management Information
- Fire and Medical Emergency Procedures