National Planetarium Kuala Lumpur
Location: Kuala Lumpur
|| No. 53, Jalan Perdana,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|| +603 2273 4301 / +603 2271 4303
|| 08:00am - 05:00pm (Monday-Friday)
The National Planetarium is located conveniently inside the Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur.
It was back in 1993 when the planetarium was first opened to the public. The planetarium
has been intelligently designed and structured to mimic a mosque with a blue dome. In order
to locate it in the large Lake Gardens is easy. The National Planetarium sits in between
the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and the National Museum.
There are quite a number of exhibits in the planetarium but the highlight is
the mock-up of the inside of the International Space Station which shows the
sleeping and toilet arrangement. On display as well is the space suit of the
first Malaysian astronaut together with packets of readymade packs of nasi lemak
which he brought along into space. At the ground floor of the planetarium are
some replicas of observatories used by the Chinese and the Indians during the
There is also a replica of the Stonehenge but made of fiberglass. The main exhibit
at the planetarium is none other than the Omnimax- style film which is projected on
the interior part of the roof. Comfortable reclining seats were available for visitors
to enjoy the film on the screen. The huge screen where the film was projected on will
give visitors an enhanced viewing pleasure while watching the film. On a daily basis,
several films are shown. If you have the time, you can stay longer to watch them.
However, there is a fee to every movie watched. Ordinary film show cost RM3 per adult
and RM2 per child while large format film costs RM6 per adult and RM4 per child.
There are other attractions around the planetarium. They are the National Mosque Kuala Lumpur
and the National Museum. Both these places are just a stone throw's away from the
planetarium and can be reached by foot. Also, do not miss the chance to pay a visit at
the home of over 3000 birds. The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the world renowned aviary.
There are many more parks to visit around this area and a day here is not enough.
Do consider extending your stay in Kuala Lumpur to fully immerse yourself in this
spectacular Lake Gardens of Kuala Lumpur.
The best way to get to the Planetarium is of course either by taxi or by driving here.
But if you want to experience taking public transport in Kuala Lumpur, you can take the
KTM Komuter and stop at the Old Railway Station and walk your way to the planetarium.