Planetarium | Western Cape Government



The Planetarium, which is housed in the South African Museum building in Cape Town, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilising the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel.


Inside the domed auditorium, we can recreate the night sky, so whatever the weather outside, the Planetarium sky is always clear, an extraordinary audio-visual experience for old and young.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Office Hours:

Planetarium hours are subject to change without prior notification.
School Programmes: Monday to Friday at 09:00, 10:15, 11:30 and 12:45 during school term (excluding 1st Monday of the month). Booking Required
Closed: Workers Day, Christmas Day and the first Monday of the month (excluding school holidays)

Owned / Funded by / Endorsed by: (The Government of South Africa)
Facility Category: Museums
Contact Information:
Street Address:

25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town

Postal Address:

PO Box 61, Cape Town, 8000

Lungi Mvindi:
Telephone: 021 481 3823
Fax: 021 481 3990
Contact Notes:

Entrance fees are subject to change without prior notification:
Adults: R40
Children: R20
Adult chaperones at children's shows: R10
South African pensioners and students R8

The content on this page was last updated on 27 July 2021