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Stardome Observatory and Planetarium - Our Night Sky Show


Experience the wonder and magic of Auckland’s Stardome Observatory and Planetarium.

Connect with the cosmos in an entirely new way in this 360-degree live planetarium experience exploring the stars. Stardome’s software gives an accurate real-time display of the night sky in Auckland, projected onto a dome cinema screen above you.

Our expert presenter flies you through the sky above the city, zooms up close to planets and floats you through the rings of Saturn in this immersive and beautiful experience, complemented by beautiful background music.

Learn what names different cultures gave the constellations, how to find the Matariki constellation, and experience the wonder of space from a comfortable reclined seat. Our presenters are passionate experts and welcome any questions you may have.

Adult $15.00
Child $12.00


  • Location: 670 Manukau Road, Royal Oak
  • Stardome Observatory and Planetarium is located in Cornwall Park on the lower southern slopes of One Tree Hill.


  • Please Note: Under 3-year-olds not permitted at evening shows.

    Important Info:If over 12 years, you must wear a mask and display a valid vaccine pass to enter.

    We aren't able to run telescopes during red and orange levels, we will however give out raincheck vouchers to come back to the telescopes another night.

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for shows. Late entry into the planetarium is not possible once the show has started.

    Stardome is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. The planetarium includes space for 2-3 wheelchairs.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Natalie from New Zealand wrote on 21 May 2018

Fun while learning a thing or two

Whole family enjoyed the screening and we all went away learning a thing or two - one thought is we werent able to look through telescope due to rain (uncontrollable i know) we were given a card to come back when weather improves but not sure if we will be back travelling to Akl anytime soon - maybe a small momento for kids who cant return?

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jessicaa19 from New Zealand wrote on 25 March 2022

Cool experience

The woman who presented was knowledgeable and hilarious. Made for a perfect combo.

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Rachel from New Zealand wrote on 14 May 2022

Great show

Very interesting. My older daughter and I loved it. My son 8 was prob a little young and struggled a bit. He atill enjoyed himself and learnt a lot.

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shintajuanitan from New Zealand wrote on 20 May 2022

Just ok

It’s great for astronomy lovers otherwise it’s quite boring with the lengthy presentation with no humour in between

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Tiffany Hampton from New Zealand wrote on 10 May 2022


Was good . Quite educational and interesting. Definitely makes you feel small in the world . Would be suitable for children and people into astronomy. Sessions are done live based on the sky at current time .

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