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Visit the renowned Johannesburg Planetarium for an experience that's out of this world.

On 12 October 1960 the first full-sized planetarium in Africa, and the second in the Southern Hemisphere, opened its doors to the public. This local icon provides a gateway to the world of science and the stars.
Hosting more than 77 000 learners and adults annually, the Planearium allows visitors a visual tour of the spinning orbits and shining galaxies varying in temperature, temperament and distance that make up the Universe.

The Planetarium enjoys a high public profile and offers tailored educational outreach and support material including short courses, books, DVDs and educational shows.

Contact details

Physical address
Yale Road, Braamfontein

GPS: 26°11'18.7"S; 28°01'41.1"E

Telephone: +27 11 717 1392