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Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

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

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

Welcome to Stardome, the coolest little observatory this side of Neptune.

Stardome has been sharing its love and mātauranga of all things space since 1967. Located in Maungakiekie One Tree Hill, Auckland, it offers fully immersive indoor planetarium shows, year-round Māori astronomy shows, telescope viewing, music and laser events plus hands-on exhibits.

The vibrant and hands-on public galleries give visitors a chance to connect with the latest observations in science and astronomy. Stardome is welcoming for all ages and in all weathers. Come and reconnect with the cosmos!


Choose from the four showings below:

Our Sky Tonight | Aimed at ages 8+ | 50 minutes

Explore the wonders of the night sky aboveTāmaki Makaurau Auckland with our live planetarium show, Our Sky Tonight. Led by an expert astronomer, embark on a guided tour of stars, constellations, and celestial stories. This is Stardome's flagship live planetarium experience!


Beyond the Solar System | Aimed at ages 8+ | 50 minutes

Beyond our own solar system awaits a universe of wonders! Embark on a guided journey of deep space and stop off at the universe’s best viewpoints; from nearby star clusters and nebulae, to exoplanets and mysterious objects.


The Navigators | Aimed at ages 6+ | 50 minutes

Join Moko, a young girl who dreams of becoming a star navigator like her grandfather. Travel across the vast Pacific Ocean with her and learn about the incredible navigational skills of Māori, Pasifika, and European explorers.


3-2-1 Liftoff! | Aimed at ages 4+ | 50 minutes

Blast off with Elon, a junkyard hamster with dreams of space! When a crash lands a broken robot in his garden, Elon must use his wits and courage to get it back to its space. 3-2-1 Liftoff! is an exciting adventure about reaching for the stars.


No matter what showing you pick, it's going to be a stellar experience!

Adult - Evening Show $18.00
Child / Student / Senior - Evening Show $15.00 (Child is 3 - 15 years)
Family - Evening Show $60.00 (2 adults + 2 or 3 children)
Adult - Day Show $15.00
Child / Student / Senior - Day Show $12.00 (Child is 3 - 15 years)
Family - Day Show $50.00 (2 adults + 2 or 3 children)

Location

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

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 3
  • Please Note: Under 3 year olds are not permitted at evening shows.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

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

    As programming changes on a monthly basis, please select your preferred show within the assigned time slot.

    Please double-check you have selected the correct date, time and show of choice before proceeding to check-out.

  • 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.

Available Bookings from 22 May to 4 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult - Day Show$7.50
  • Child / Student / Senior - Day Show$6.00
  • Family - Day Show$40.00

  • Adult - Day Show$7.50
  • Child / Student / Senior - Day Show$6.00
  • Family - Day Show$50.00

  • Adult - Day Show$7.50
  • Child / Student / Senior - Day Show$6.00
  • Family - Day Show$40.00

  • Adult - Evening Show$9.00
  • Child / Student / Senior - Evening Show$7.50
  • Family - Evening Show$60.00

  • Adult - Evening Show$9.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child / Student / Senior - Evening Show$7.50
  • Family - Evening Show$60.00

  • Adult - Evening Show$9.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child / Student / Senior - Evening Show$7.50
  • Family - Evening Show$60.00

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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Vikky from New Zealand wrote on 29 April 2022

Stardome. Our night sky

Very informative and speaker made the presentation fun. Good parking right outside and easy to get too.

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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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kateykate from New Zealand wrote on 13 May 2024

Awesome Experience

The whole family enjoyed the activities in the gallery especially the show 🤩 Very friendly and helpful staff 😃

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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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Mark Graham from New Zealand wrote on 11 May 2024

Amazing

Such a fantastic experience with our young grandson. He was totally absorbed in the whole show and loved the interactive area in the foyer. A great educational venue.

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