National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur
The Kuala Lumpur National Planetarium is a blue domed structure is situated atop a hill in the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens area. This is Malaysia's center for space science studies. It covers an area of 32 acres.
It has an interesting Islamic architecture that resembles that of a mosque, complete with a dome and accompanying minaret.
It was built in 1993. The architect was S E Jewkes who also designed the Stadium Negara.
It was officially opened on 7 February 1994 by Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.
- Daily 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
- Close every Mondays, Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji
- National Space Agency (Angkasa)
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
53 Jalan Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
- 03-2273 4031 / 2273 4303
- Space Theatre - for you to watch interesting shows and movies related to space and astronomy
- Main Hall with permanent exhibits like Arianne IV space engine which was used to launch Malaysia's MEASAT-1 satellite
- Resource Center
- Viewing Gallery
- The Observatory Park with a 35 cm. or 14 inch telescope
- Outdoor Exhibits with interesting
- replicas of Stonehenge and other ancient observatories
- Merdeka Sun Clock - a crescent shaped sundial very
popular with children as a slide. So named Merdeka Sun Clock
as it was initially located at the Merdeka Stadium
to commemorate Malaysia's Independence.
- Cafeteria named 'mushroom' due to it's shape.
How to get there
- By far the simplest way is by taxi. It should cost you no more than RM15 per taxi per way, anywhere within Kuala Lumpur. Alight at the steps that leads to the main entrance. Be prepared for a short hike up the steps.
- To go back to the city, wait at the Bird Park. There are usually taxis prowling for customers there.
- Take the RapidKL bus numbers B101 or B112. Alight at the Dayabumi Complex and walk (5 minutes) towards Masjid Negara. From there it is a short walk up the small hill where the National Planetarium is located. Cost - RM2 per person.
- If you use the KL Hop-On-Hop-Off it will stop at the foot hill of the Planetarium. Cost between RM12 to RM65 per person, depending on the package you select.
- Stop at the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. Walk (10 minutes) towards Masjid Negara. The Planetarium is located in the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens behind the Masjid Negara. This should cost you no more than RM2 per person.
You may also get to the there via the pedestrian overhead bridge from the Muzium Negara.
National Planetarium Admission Fees
|National Planetarium||Ticket Price||Remark|
|Space Theatre||RM3 Adult
RM1 Primary School
|Fly me to the Moon
Passport to the Universe
Dawn of the Space Age
|Space Theatre||RM6 Adult
RM3 Primary School
|Large Format Film
|Exhibition Area||Free||Main Hall|
Free Admission For
- Children below 3 years old
Discounted Rate For
- Senior citizens above 60 years old
- School groups with minimum 30 students in school uniform
|10 AM||Dawn of the Space Age|
|11 AM||Passport to the Universe|
|12 PM||Dawn of the Space Age|
|1 PM||Passport to the Universe|
|2 PM||Passport to the Universe|
|3 PM||Dawn of the Space Age|
|4 PM||Sos Planet|
Do note that there are no shows at 1 and 2 PM on Fridays due to the mandatory Friday Muslim communal prayers.
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