The planetarium hosts about 70 000 visitors per year who come to view numerous displays, and engage in tours, lectures and workshops.

Situated in Milner Park, the planetarium serves as an academic and educational centre for scholars, researchers and academics who study astronomy.

Most visitors are school children and they are taught about the star signs, while older children are taught about the movement of the moon and how it changes in relation to the earth. Adults are able to explore astronomy in more detail.

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The Johannesburg Planetarium is a planetarium owned by the University of the Witwatersrand, located on the University’s East Campus in Braamfontein




  • Venue Name:
    Johannesburg Planetarium
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  • Location:

    Yale Road Entrance 10, Wits Campus, Off Empire Road, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

  • Opening Hours:
    Every Monday 7pm Sky Tonight Fridays 8pm Cosmic Origins Saturdays 10:30am Space Travel (5-8yrs) Saturdays 3pm Cosmic Origins
  • Type of Fun:
    Outdoor & Animal Outings

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ratingBased on 15 reviews

Tina V Says:

As part of a Leadership Development Programme our delegation kicked off the week by looking up. This experience was refreshing in that being in the City gets you hooked on running straight ahead and...

ronayo Says:

This is an amazing experience for children and adults. The dome it self is spectacular and it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. They also set up telescopes to look at visible planets and...

Terry T Says:

Amazing reproduction of the nights sky and all that it has to offer. Even tho the facility is fairly old now, the vista's of the night skies are amazing. Well worth a visit.

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