Planetarium Sultan Iskandar Kuching, or better known as Kuching Planetarium among locals, was opened on 19 January 1989.
It is the first of its kind in Malaysia, and it is equipped with Zeiss M1015, which is a German made projector.
The projector enables one to watch some 5,000 permanent stars, and the moon with special effects.
The Kuching Planetarium dome shaped theatre can accommodate 170 viewers at one time and is popular among locals as particularly school children.
On 14 January 2022, the theatre of the planetarium was closed until further notice.
Location of Planetarium Kuching
The planetarium is located not far from the Sarawak Club and Kuching Unity Park. It is near to several hotels in the city centre, located just about 15 minutes by foot.
To go there, the map below will help.
Planetarium Kuching opening time and tickets
The planetarium is open from 8.45AM to 4.00PM during weekdays, and 9:00AM to 1:00PM during weekends.
Entry into the planetarium is chargeable as seen below.
- Children below 12: RM1
- School children: RM1
- Adults: RM2
The use of mobile phones as well as taking photos is not allowed during the show as it may interfere with the projection.
Other Kuching attractions
Planetarium Sultan Iskandar is not the only attraction in Kuching you can visit. There’s also other educational attractions you can check out below.
- Learn about Museums in Kuching
- See other attractions in Kuching
- Buy merchandise related to astronomy