Secret of the cardboard rocket

When children build a toy rocket made of cardboard, they find that it can take them on an amazing journey through the Solar System. Their astronomy book, borrowed from the library, comes alive and tells them more about the exciting things they are seeing including the different planets.

Every planetarium show includes a discussion session on astronomy and a live presentation showing Tasmania's current night sky.

Suitable for

Prep-Year 5

Curriculum links


The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star, the sun. 

2022 Curriculum

Describe the movement of Earth and other planets relative to the sun and model how Earth’s tilt, rotation on its axis and revolution around the sun relate to cyclic observable phenomena, including variable day and night length (AC9S6U02)            

Session type



$6 per child


45 mins


Museum at Inveresk