Planetarium Nights

General information
Adults 18+ only
Check schedule below
Includes free Grazeland entry*
Book one or both sessions
Adult $25 to $45
Concession $22 to $40
Member $20 to $35

The Melbourne Planetarium reawakens after hours for adults only with a stellar line-up of fulldome film screenings.

There are two screenings a night, join us for one or both. 

The 7:30pm session focuses on astronomy and may feature What’s in the Sky Tonight (WITST), a presenter-led tour through the night sky. The 9pm session features a fulldome art film offering an immersive voyage into unseen worlds. So, whether you are into science or art, or both, we've got you covered.

Enjoy a drink from the bar in planetary surroundings.

Plus, as a little added bonus, why not catch dinner and a show? *Show your ticket at the door at Grazeland on the day of your session and enter Grazeland for free!

June Program

  • What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today? Researchers all around the world try to answer these questions. We know today that approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there. But we have no idea what it is made out of.

    This planetarium show takes you on the biggest quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see why we know that Dark Matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer. Join the scientists on their hunt for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery?

    Plus What’s in the Sky Tonight (WITST), a presenter-led tour through the night sky.

  • Space Tour takes us on a journey to the most beautiful places in the universe. Accompanied by rock and pop hits we visit black holes, exoplanets and even wormholes. We marvel at auroras and supernova explosions and their colourful remnants.

    Space Tour is a special show that combines entertainment and education. While you sit back and relax and listen to timeless hits you fly deeper and deeper into the universe and along the way you learn interesting facts about the travel destinations of our “Space Tour”.

July Program

  • Recently, major space agencies around the world have sent uncrewed missions to asteroids. The most daring ones are collecting samples and bringing them back to Earth. These expeditions hold a host of surprises for researchers and shake up our understanding of these celestial bodies.

    At first glance, it appears unlikely that asteroids can be a threat to us. However, while some circle the sun like planets, others cross paths with Earth’s orbit. What seemed like science fiction, has now become reality: to avoid a cataclysmic collision, we are currently learning how to deflect asteroids from their celestial path!

  • Pink Floyd’s iconic album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, originally released in March 1973, turns
    50, and what more fitting a place to celebrate it and experience it than in a Planetarium, through the music set to visuals. With the help of modern technology, the idea of a show combining breath-taking views of the solar system and beyond, played out to 42 minutes of The Dark Side Of The Moon in surround sound, has been embraced by the band. NSC Creative have led the visual production efforts, working closely with Pink Floyd’s long time creative collaborator Aubrey Powell from Hipgnosis.

    Each song has a different theme; some futuristically looking forward and some a retro
    acknowledgment to Pink Floyd’s visual history, all relating to a time and space experience,
    embracing up to the minute technology that only a Planetarium can offer. A truly immersive and all-encompassing surround sound and visual treat that will transcend reality and take you way beyond the realms of 2D experience.


We can assist with any access requirements you may have for this program, please contact our team on 13 11 02 or email us at [email protected] to discuss how we can support your Museum visit.


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