National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaThis extremely unique blue-domed structure is situated atop a hill in Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. Its attractions include the space theatre which screens space shows and movies and the two kinds of shows screened here are the Space Science Show and Sky Movie. In the main hall are permanent exhibits related to space science. Among the exhibit is the Arianne IV space engine, one of the engines used to launch MEASAT I, Malaysia's first satellite into space and this is very popular among the locals.


Head towards the Observatory whereby on a full moon night you can see the heavenly bodies through the 14-inch telescope and other attractions include the Space Science Exhibition, Space Theatre, Resource Centre and Viewing Gallery. Visitors coming to this tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur will surely like it here.     Photo: National Planetarium


The planetarium extends to a space theme park where replicas of ancient  observatories are sited which is called the Ancient Observatory Park. The audiovisual science demonstrations and the IMAX films are quite popular among the visitors. The planetarium is connected by an overhead pedestrian bridge to the National Museum and this attraction is also located near the National Mosque, National Museum, Deer Park and Bird Park.


Opening times: 10.00am to 5.00pm (Wednesdays to Sundays)




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