Open Nights At The Port Macquarie Observatory

We will reopen 18 July (Sunday).
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the number of visitors is restricted.
Please book your tickets with the button below.
Thank you. 

Gift Certificates

What about a last minute gift? A unique surprise? Thanking a friend?


(Open Nights are not recommended for children under 5 years of age)

Adults                                       $15.00
Children/Youth under 18s         $8.00
Concession/Senior                   $12.00
(Children under 5 still need a ticket for COVID-19 compliance purposes $0.00)

Event Organiser Terms and Conditions

  • No refund for cancellations less than 7 days prior to the Open Night.
  • For cancellations greater than 7 days, a 50% refund is available.
  • Bookings can be changed to another Open Night up to 7 days before the event.
  • Please note: If your reason for cancellation is COVID-19 related, a full refund can be arranged.

All enquiries, please direct them to

A Gift Shop has many inexpensive, educational and fun items for purchase.

Bookings for Members

If you wish to attend an Open Night please email your request to
We’ll book you via Trybooking and you will receive a confirmation email. There will be no charge.

Group Bookings

Special interest group enquires are welcome. Content of the presentation can be arranged to suit the requirements of the group.

We cater for all types of groups including primary school groups, high school groups, service groups, community groups, church groups and special interest groups.



Fridays, Sundays (and Wednesdays in school holidays).

Session starts 8PM. Door opens 7.45PM

All Events and Open Nights see: What's On?

Presentations cover various astronomical topics, or take you for a tour of the night sky and our place in the universe with spectacular images of astronomical objects.

After the presentation, weather permitting, the evening ends with a look at an astronomical object through the observatory's telescope. The presentation goes for about 1 hour and is held regardless of weather.