National Planetarium – The Public Science & Astronomy Lab
The National Planetarium (Planetarium Negara KL) is dedicated to all things related to science and astronomy. It’s a fun and educational place for kids to learn about the planet and universe. Set on a hill to the east of Lake Gardens, it is topped by a blue dome easily visible from nearby roads.
The Space Exhibit
A touchscreen interactive machine which will show all details about all planets in the galaxy and of course the planet’s weather.
The first and second version of land rover machine which used to exploit the mars planet (this is just a replica version not the real one).
The Rocket Ariane-4 where our proud Malaysian Astronauts had arm-joined with the international space expedition, Engine Rocket Viking is the model used for burst and pushing the rocket into the outer space.
Astronauts standing and sitting posture (with the space suit) while inside the rocket cabin.
The Capsule Soyuz which used for landing back to earth after a successful space expedition. Capsules are well equipped with parachutes and landing engines to ensure a smooth landing.
The actual washroom, kitchen and experiment lab inside the spacecraft. Places are very narrow in between the corridor and imagine when situated with non-gravity.
An anti-gravity room where visitors can experience real condition under non-gravity (seems to be the kids favourite hang out places).
If you are feeling adventurous give the Space Ball at National Planetarium a go: it is a human-sized gyroscopic device that spins volunteers around to replicate the cockpit situation at the outer space. However only try it if you have a cast-iron stomach.
The Observation Tower
There is also an eerie UV-lit lift labelled the Galeri Pemandangan (Observation Gallery) that takes you up a minaret-like tower to the Viewing Gallery at the exhibition hall.
You are provided with binoculars here and from this advantageous position, you get the best views of the Lake Gardens and the rest of downtown.
The National Planetarium is the best place to learn things about outer space. If you have the time, recommend to buy a ticket and enjoy the Space Theatre: Omnimax- style film which is projected on the interior part of the roof.
The Space Theatre shows short, wide-screen IMAX international science and space films and generic documentaries at regular intervals throughout the day.
The admission fees for National Planetarium:
- Adult: RM12.00 | Children: RM8.00
- Adult: RM6.00 | Children: RM4.00
- Free of charge.
•10 min walking from National Museum
• From Jalan Bangsar, straight to Bulatan Stesen Keretapi KTM and turn left to the National Mosque. You can see the national planetarium signboard from there.
• From Jalan Mahameru, turn left to Jalan Parlimen. You will reach the traffic Light. Turn right and follow the national planetarium signboard.
Use KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Double Decker Tour Bus Service:
Stop at Station 14 (Planetarium Negara, KL Bird Park, Memorial Tunku Abdul Razak, Taman Tasik KL, Taman Orkid, Taman Rama-Rama).
Stop at Kuala Lumpur Station as it is near the National Mosque.
Cab or Uber Grab Car:
You can take a cab from KLSentral or Central Market. It will take approximately 10 minutes to reach.
Address: Planetarium Negara, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur.
Open Hour: 09.00 am – 04.30 pm (Mon-Sun), Including Public Holiday.