Spark imaginations and satisfy curiosity with a glimpse into the world of space.
You’ll find this evening observatory tour just an hour north of Perth between the stunning Yanchep National Park and township of Gingin. Children of all ages who’ve not yet visited an observatory before will be blown away with the fully retractable roof, 5 state of the art telescopes and amazing WA dark sky.
Allow their curiosity to flourish as they step inside and learn about our galaxy and consider the possibility of other worlds and life forms as you embark on a captivating journey through the mysteries of the cosmos to explore the wonders of the universe. Be treated to a mesmerising tour which promises unforgettable adventure that expands horizons and ignites passion for the infinite realm above.
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The GDC Gingin Observatory is part of the Gravity Precinct and shares this special piece of pristine bushland with the Gravity Discovery Centre, AIGO research centre and the famous Zadko telescope enabling visitors to experience science in an extraordinary number of ways.
The Observatory boasts a fully retractable roof, state of the art telescopes and amazing WA dark sky, offering visitors a world class astronomy experience.
- Opening Hours: Centre open Tuesday – Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday – 10am to 7.30pm. Observatory 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
- Adult Zone: Spectators are welcome to relax with a coffee and a snack from their café.
- Car Parking: There is a car park and ample off street parking available.
- Child Friendly Dining: Dinner available from 30 minutes prior to night session commences. Bookings are preferred but not essential.
Guidelines, Cancellation, Terms
The tour includes a 30 minute presentation, a laser tour to showcase constellations, followed by stargazing.
Stargazing visits are held regardless of the weather. If viewing through the telescopes is not possible, due to inclement weather, a fun and informative session will be held in the GDC Theatre and a cloudy night pass will be issued (freereturn).