The National Planetarium is dedicated to invoke a sense of curiosity for all things related to astronomy and space-science. Housed on top of a hill in Lake Gardens, its Islamic-inspired blue-domed structure is easily visible from nearby roads.

What’s great about the National Planetarium is that the exhibitions that are on display are open to public and are free of charge. Take a closer look at the space suit of Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, the first Malaysian astronaut to land on the moon, and even the ready meal packs he took into space containing Rendang and even Satay!

Though the exhibits are fine and dandy, the highlight of the National Planetarium would definitely be the Space Theatre, which screens space shows on a large dome screen, providing a more in-depth experience compared to the likes of iMax theatres offered in cinemas.

You could also check out the Space Pod, which is a gyroscopic space simulator that rotates 360 degrees and spins you around as though you’re on a rocket ship blasting through space. There’s also the viewing gallery which gives you the best views of the Lake Gardens and the rest of KL, though the gallery has been closed temporarily at the time of this writing.


Layout by the courtesy of Planetarium Negara

Fun Fact: The National Planetarium was also dubbed as “The Key to The Universe”, as it was built in the shape of a key.

Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm
Address: 53, Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
Waze: Planetarium Negara

Planetarium Shows Space Pod Simulation
Adults (standard) : RM12          Adults (standard) : RM24
Kids ( standard) : RM8  Kids ( standard) : RM16
Adults (with Mykad) : RM6  Adults (with Mykad) : RM12
Kids (with MyKid) : RM4  Kids (with MyKid) : RM8

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Vincent Wong

Vincent Wong is an aspiring writer cum photographer and traveller, who loves diving head first into culture and exploring the wonders of the world. Like any Malaysian, Vincent loves food and is always on the hunt for the next best meal. After having spent several years away from Malaysia, this young man realised the uniqueness of his home country and aims to tell the stories of Malaysia and all it has to offer.
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