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The National Planetarium is the national planetarium of Malaysia. It is a blue-domed structure that is situated on top of a hill in the Lake Gardens at Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. It is about 120,000 square feet in area.
What to Expect?
Planetarium Negara’s unique architecture incorporates Islamic designs with its distinctive blue dome similar to that of a mosque.
The main entrance is shaped as a cosmic portal leading to a series of exhibition halls containing both static and interactive expositions, namely the Space Theatre, Space Science Exhibit, Resource Centre, Viewing Gallery, and the Observatory Park. A robot Space Ball will even help and guide you through the planetarium’s halls.
A special lift takes visitors up to the observatory, which is located on the top of a minaret-shaped tower. Here, there is a 14-inch telescope for visitors to try and peek into the celestial sky.
One of the major attractions of this planetarium includes a space theatre which screens space shows and large format film.
In the main hall are permanent exhibits related to space science. Among them is Arianne IV space engine, which is also one of the engines used to launch MEASAT 1, Malaysia's first satellite into space. A 14-inch (360 mm) telescope is located in the observatory.
The National Planetarium extends to a space theme park where replicas of ancient observatories are sited. It is connected by an overhead pedestrian bridge to the National Museum of Malaysia.
Dennis Lima week ago
It's quite sad to see this place closed down with no further notice on reopening.
It's in a state of derelict and in need of proper maintenance (as it was built back in 1994).
Selena Cafea month ago
It’s closed now at 5:16 pm on 24th June 2023. But it is beautiful
gmark jacobe2 months ago
The Planetarium was a great educational, free attraction. We went on a weekend during the day and it was almost deserted! They had enough exhibitions to keep you entertained for a couple of hours, and there were several paid for exhibitions available, however we did not visit these. We walked to the Planetarium following a visit to the Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Park as they are all in the same area. It was very informative whilst also being interesting for kids so that both adults and children can enjoy it. If you don't have something to do in KL then I definitely suggest visiting the Planetarium.
Rabiatul Aisyah4 months ago
The Planetarium was a fantastic free educational attraction. We went during the day on a weekend and it was almost deserted! There were enough exhibitions to keep you entertained for a couple of hours, and several paid exhibitions were available. We walked to the Planetarium after visiting the Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Park, which are all in the same area. It was both informative and entertaining for children, allowing both adults and children to enjoy it.
Rocket Man3 weeks ago
Those who do not like to drive or do not have cars, as long as you know how to call Grab car, or if you like to walk like how I do all the time, then you just take KTM to reach the main Kuala Lumpur station. Then, you use the walk-way underground tunnel to walk opposite the train station. After that, you just follow your GPS and you will be able to reach this Museum Planetarium. Opposite this Museum Planetarium, it is Museum Royal Police of Malaysia, which you should go and see. Then, if you have extra time, you can also go to the world largest bird park and butterfly park to have a look. Museum Planetarium and Museum Police are free entrance. Bird park and butterfly park need RM35 and RM16 per entry. These fees are for local adults. Foreigners need to pay a bit more for the tickets. For Museum Planetarium, even though it is free entry, for theatre show, you will need to pay RM6 for about 30 minutes documentary show, which I personally think that it is worth to pay for it. In year 1996, I went to the Museum Planetarium in California. Even though this Museum Planetarium is smaller than the one in California, it is good enough to bring your kids to explore. 在此我不想用中文多写，我希望你们能读懂以上简浅的英文解说。我鼓励大家来这里看看。凡是带有教育性质的地方，都是值得来参观与学习的。
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