Nairobi, the bustling capital city of Kenya, is known for its vibrant culture and natural beauty. But did you know that Nairobi is also an excellent location for stargazing? With the newly opened Nairobi Planetarium and the Travelling Telescope, visitors to the city can explore the wonders of the universe like never before.
The Nairobi Planetarium is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in astronomy. Located in the Riverside area of Nairobi, this state-of-the-art facility offers guided tours of the virtual sky, where visitors can learn about planets, moons, stars, and more. Whether you’re a space enthusiast or just curious about the universe, the planetarium has something for everyone.
The Travelling Telescope is another excellent resource for stargazing enthusiasts in Nairobi. This social enterprise is dedicated to promoting social change through astronomy education and entertainment. Whether you’re a school, lodge/hotel, or an individual, the Travelling Telescope has a range of astronomy services to offer. They are the only astronomy company in the Eastern African region with globally competitive services, making them a valuable resource for anyone interested in exploring the universe.
The Travelling Telescope is also committed to making astronomy education accessible to underserved schools. As a youth partner of Airbus Foundation and The Little Engineers, they offer free resources to these schools, helping to inspire the next generation of astronomers.
If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, consider joining the Travelling Telescope for a Star Safari on a camping trip. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the beauty of the night sky in one of Kenya’s many national parks. You can also enjoy a planetarium show at the Nairobi Planetarium, where you’ll be transported to different corners of the universe.
For those with older kids, the Travelling Telescope offers the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space, where they can build and create with the guidance of experienced astronomers. This is a great way to inspire creativity and foster an interest in science and astronomy.
The Nairobi Planetarium and the Travelling Telescope are open to the public, with advanced booking available for shows on Fridays and Thursdays at 6 pm, Saturdays at 11 am & 6 pm. Tickets are KES 1,000 per person, or you can make a private booking for your friends and family for KES 20,000 (max 15 pax). For more information on scheduling and pricing, visit the Nairobi Planetarium/Planetarium Experience website.