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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  1. I would love to bring the family. Stupid question – are you only open at night?
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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 13 reviews

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.

Chnafou Says:

The planetarium is really worth taking your children! The staff has a story lined up for them more than four the accompanying parents /adults.

Hennelie Says:

The Johannesburg Planetarium is a worthwhile outing. My family and I (two adults, 2 children and a teen) went to go see a show entitled The Sky Tonight, presented by Kobie van Zyl: he is...

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