Timings : Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Closed on Monday
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Situated on the hilltop to the east of Lake Garden in Kuala Lumpur, Planetarium Negara is the National Planetarium of Malaysia. Devoted to astronomical and scientific wonders, the planetarium is crowned with a blue dome and comprises of a Space Theatre, exhibition halls and provides hands-on experiments.
Planetarium Negara consists of some copies of Indian and Chinese observatories and is spread over an area of 1,20,000 square feet. Different films are screened in an Omnimax-style on the inner ceiling of the dome with the screen giving a panoramic view. For the adventurous people, there is a human-sized gyroscopic Space Ball at the planetarium which can whirl the people.
A UV-lit lift, referred to as the Galeri Pemandangan, brings the visitors to observatory gallery where they can have an impression of the town and catch sight of other planets using the telescope. Mini Planetarium Negara libraries houses books mainly on astronomy and science and also other subjects like philosophy and social science.
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