COSMIC ADVENTURES BEGIN HERE

The result of grants & local donations. This is the Planetarium for Bendigo, by Bendigo. With a brand new state-of-the-art dome theatre and high-resolution laser projectors, the new planetarium is capable of screening a huge range of mind-blowing educational and creative shows about the body, our earth and the universe. Prepare to be dazzled as you witness the wonders of the universe unfold before your eyes in this unforgettable celestial experience.

Step into the immersive world of our planetarium and embark on a thrilling journey through the cosmos. Be transported to distant galaxies, nebulae, and planetary systems. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the universe as you witness breathtaking scenes of cosmic phenomena, from the birth of stars to the collision of galaxies. Our expertly crafted narrative guides you through the wonders of space, offering captivating insights into the mysteries of the cosmos. Whether you’re a seasoned astronomer or a curious novice, our planetarium show promises an unforgettable adventure that will inspire wonder and ignite a passion for exploration.

INSPIRED BY FIRST NATIONS ASTRONOMY

In 2023, the entrance to the Bendigo Planetarium saw the installation of a mural by local First Nation’s artist Troy Firebrace, drawing inspiration from First Nation’s astronomy. We would like to acknowledge that the Discovery Centre is on the traditional land of the Dja Dja Wurrung clan of the Kulin Nation, and recognise that they are among the first scientists, astronomers and engineers in human history. We pay respect to them, their culture and knowledge, and to the Elders, past, present & emerging. Through our work here, we promote scientific understanding in the hope that we can help tend to this land to keep it healthy for future generations.

DAILY SESSIONS

1:30pm Weekdays
11:30am and 1:30pm on Weekends
10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:30pm during school holidays

PLAN YOUR NEXT VISIT

The latest generation of planetariums emphasise teaching across multiple disciplines. All subject matter has a place in modern domes, which are now capable of visualising scientific and artistic concepts in ways that deeply resonate with diverse audiences.

Planetariums are vital facilities for the curious of all ages, introducing all of us to new ideas and perspectives. Building the foundations for the next generation of engineers, inventors, artists, and problem-solvers.

Let the wonders of the universe wash over you in the new Planetarium.

Whilst you don’t need to pre-book to come to Discovery we do recommend reserving your seat in the planetarium:

For school bookings please contact our bookings officer:

NOW SHOWING

The Earth Above

A deep time view of Australia’s epic history.

Earth Above

SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY

Sidewalk Astronomy is Bendigo’s favourite astronomy event and is held every month next to the Discovery Science and Technology Centre.

LITTLE ASTRONAUTS

Early Years Planetarium program is back! Experience a space show built for the little scientists in your life.

* This is the same program as “Toddler in Space” provided during the Autumn school holiday 2024.

Early year planetarium show

Robot Explorers

Near the end of the twentieth century, we began launching probes into the far reaches of the solar system. What they discovered was amazing. Now after dozens of probes have been deployed, the exploration continues. New space missions are underway, and many of these robust spacecraft are still operational, beaming their knowledge back to Earth every day. We learn about these robots who have explored in our stead and experience what they have taught us. Narrated by Brent Spiner of TV’s Star Trek: The Next Generation.
*This show is for schools or private planetarium bookings

Our Place in Space

Deep dive exploring our understanding of space in the Planetarium Understanding our place in space through exploring the developments and technologies of scientists who came before us.  

Coming soon!

The team at Discovery are developing new shows all the time. The planetarium allows us to explore geography, biology, chemistry, climate change science and much, much more. Feel free to reach out if you have a topic you want to explore to discuss what we can do for you.

Phantom of the Universe

From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent cosmos, Phantom of the Universe is a new planetarium show designed to immerse audiences in the search for dark matter.
*This show is for schools or private planetarium bookings

PLANETARIUM VENUE HIRE!

Imagine… 

360 Dining, a multi-sensory dining experience under the stars!

Bubbles and Barracuda – enjoy a sip as shoals of fish glide above you!

Cosmic Cocktail Parties!

360 Video Game Night!

Dome Karaoke!

…and so much more!