Mini Rocket Scientist Party Day
This event has now finished
- Tuesday 17 April
10am – 2pm
- Tuesday 17 April
- Sydney Observatory, The Rocks Visitor Info
- (02) 99213485
- Cost: $12 child, $10 member child, accompanying adults free (1 per child), $8 additional adults, free for under 3. Book online for fast entry.
- Suitable for
- 5-8 year olds
- 3-5 year olds
Arrive any time between 10am and 1pm to collect your passport for all activities. Watch the experts fire their small rocket engines then launch your own water powered rocket, plus collect your free rocket plans to build your own rocket at home. Go on a voyage in the 3-D Space Theatre, dress-up as an astronaut and get your picture taken in front of a space backdrop, make your own alien face mask, and much more. Suitable for all ages, especially 4 – 7 years.
Venue: Sydney Observatory
(02) 9921 3485
Close to train services
The venue is close to a train service.
Close to bus services
The venue is close to a bus service.
Toilets are available.
Baby Change Rooms
The venue has baby change rooms.
Presented by Sydney Observatory
Built in 1858, Sydney Observatory is Australia’s oldest observatory, and one of the most significant sites in the nation’s scientific history. It is recognised as an item of 'state significance’ by the New South Wales Government and is heritage listed. It is located near Sydney’s historic Rocks district and the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, and is easily accessed by bus, train, ferry or car.
The Observatory comprises a historic 29cm lens telescope built in 1874, a 42cm computer-controlled telescope and hydrogen-alpha solar telescope, a virtual reality 3-D space theatre, exhibitions about astronomy, meteorology and the history of Sydney Observatory, a lecture theatre, souvenir shop, beautiful gardens and the beanbag planetarium.
A visit to Sydney Observatory can include fascinating lectures, daily or nightly viewing through telescopes, a virtual reality 3-D space theatre show or launching a rocket at a school holiday workshop. At night time visitors can get fine views of the Moon, the planets and some of the best-loved features of the southern sky.
During the New South Wales school terms, education programs for schools are run daily.