National Planetarium

The National Planetarium was officially opened by the Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on February 7, 1994. The objective of the planetarium is to educate the general public about space exploration, our solar system and the field of astronomy through the exhibits and shows in this facility.

This facility is made even more exciting with the sending of Malaysia's first astronaut to the International Space Station in year 2007. Various exhibits that show the space suit, the International Space Station and how the Ariane spacecraft is launched are also explained. Join the over 150,000 visitors that visited this centre annually and learn a little bit more about space travel.

National Planetarium MalaysiaThe National Planetarium or Planetarium Negara Building

It is located just outside Perdana Botanical Garden, near the vicinity of the National Mosque. As you walk up the steps towards the planetarium, you will be able to see the Ancient Observatory Park outside this building. There is a replica of the Jai Singh Observatory of India.

Space Pod

This pod is the latest addition after the planetarium was closed for upgrading work. It stimulates the space travel for about 4 minutes and let you experience the different planets in our solar system that you will encounter as you travel through space. Call up and enquire if you want to try this as there is a limit to the number of people who can use it in a day.

Ticket is priced at RM24/adult and RM16/child. Adult with MyKad pays RM12 and child with MyKid pays RM8.   

Space PodSpace Pod


The entrance to the exhibit is free. Here are some of them.

  • Anti-Gravity room which simulates the room in space
  • Rovers on Mars
  • Meteorite weighing 10kg which was discovered in Argentina in the year 1576.
  • Space suit
  • Viking spacecraft's engine
  • Applications of different types of waves in our daily life such as radio wave, microwave oven and X-ray.

VikingEngine of the Viking space craft.
Space suit.Space suit.

Viewing Gallery

Visit the Viewing Gallery which is located on the second level where you will be able to see the city of Kuala Lumpur using the telescopes provided here. You can take the elevator to the gallery which is located towards your left as you enter the main building.

See the city of Kuala Lumpur at the viewing gallery which is located at level 2.


The observatory is the place to view the sun which is located over a distance of 150 million km. Here are the visiting days and hours. Make sure you come during these days and time if you want to see the sun. However, the observation is subjected to weather on that day as you may not be able to see the sun on a cloudy day.

Days: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Time: 10am-12pm

Pre-School & Primary School Activities

If you are a teacher and would like to plan a visit to this place, book the pre-school or primary school activities that help to educate the children about space science. It is held every Tuesday from 10am-11am and 11:30am-12:30pm.

Pre-School Activity

  • Arrange the planets in the correct order.
  • The Sun paper craft
  • The Moon Phase

Primary School Standard 1,2 and 3 Activity

  • Make a galaxy
  • Make your own constellation
  • 3D Sun mobile
Kids Space Section

Planetarium Shows

As with any planetarium, Space Theatre shows are shown throughout the day. Ticket is priced at RM12/adult and RM6/child. Adult with MyKad pays RM6 and child with MyKid pays RM4. There are two shows that you can watch. Duration of each show is about 25 minutes.

  • Earth, Moon and Sun (Show time on Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun : 11am, 1pm) 
  • We are Astronomers (Show time on Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun: 12pm, 2pm) 

The show schedule for Friday is:

  • 11am - Earth, Moon and Sun
  • 12pm - We are Astronomers
  • 3pm - Earth, Moon and Sun

The Planetarium is open daily from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm (Closed on Monday, Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji).

Space and Time SculptureSpace and Time Sculpture at the compound of the facility.

Getting to the National Planetarium

Taking a taxi is the most convenient mode of transport to the facility.

However, if you don't mind walking, you can use the KTM Komuter train and stop at Kuala Lumpur Station. Take a 20-30 minutes walk towards the lake and follow the signage to the planetarium.

If you drive, you can park at Royal Police Museum car park and walk here.

For further enquiry, call +603 2273 4303.


53, Jalan Perdana
50480 Kuala Lumpur

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