Plan your Visit

Reach up for the stars

There is a new supernova over Munich and you should not miss the opportunity to check it out, regardless of your age.

From a fulldome planetarium to a modern and interactive exhibition with 13 different themes, guided tours and numerous special events, we offer many ways to get excited about astronomy. Join us and experience the Universe you live in!

We have developed programmes for families, schools, and other members of the general public.

2019 brings a significant change to our operations, as we introduce paid tickets to the ESO Supernova. Admission to explore the exhibition on your own remains free of charge and requires no prior booking. However, if you wish to watch a planetarium show, have a guided tour or participate in a Friday evening event, you will need to purchase tickets online.

The ticket for a planetarium show costs €5/person, and the ticket for a guided tour costs €8/person. For public evening events, please consult our programme, as prices vary. Prices are the same for all visitors. Unfortunately we do not offer refunds.

Organised school groups will continue to enjoy our education programme free of charge. Teachers should read the following page for additional information on how to organise school visits and should fill out the form on that page to make a request. For additional information, teachers can contact us at the email address education@eso.org.

Opening Hours

Wed 09:00 — 17:00
Thu 09:00 — 17:00
Fri 09:00 — 17:00
Sat 12:00 — 17:00
Sun 12:00 — 17:00


Special events, such as evening talks, can take place outside these opening hours. Please check the programme for more details.

ESO Supernova is closed every Monday and Tuesday. In addition we are closed from 24 December 2018 until 8 January 2019.