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Looking for something to do in the school holidays? Join this nerdy school holiday program and learn more about the amazing ever-changing universe in a session that’s right for you.

Evening Sessions 6.00-8.00pm. These evening sessions involve a tour of the historic observatory, a presentation about the nature of movement of the sky and space and finished with wonderful star gazing with our modern telescopes. If the weather is cloudy, a virtual night sky tour will run instead of telescope viewing. They recommend dressing for the snow with layers.

Afternoon Sessions 3.30-5.00pm. The afternoon session are perfect for kids keen to learn about how the universe works. You’ll get to learn about the movement of the objects in the day and night sky, the orbits of various solar system bodies and the movement of the solar system through space. The session will end with a visitor favourite activity: launching water rockets.

Content: Ballaarat Astronomical Society

Accessibility Information

  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

  • Sat 13 Jul

3:30pm–5pm | 6pm–8pm

Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum

439 Cobden Street, Mount Pleasant VIC 3350

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Afternoon Session: $12
Evening Session: $35

*Companion Card Holders with eligible visitors: $0


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Accessibility Information

  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.

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