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 Night Sky | Aimed at ages 8+ | 50 minutes
Connect with the cosmos in an entirely new way in this 360-degree live planetarium experience. Stardome's cutting edge projection technology will give you an amazing and accurate view of the night sky in Auckland and far beyond.Our expert astronomy presenter will give you a guided tour of the stars, constellations and their stories in this beautiful and awe-inspiring experience.
Looking Up | Aimed at ages 5+ | 50 minutes
Looking Up is a live planetarium tour for kids aged 5 and up, designed to spark their curiosity about the cosmos. Our expert astronomy presenter will take you on a journey through the stars, planets, and constellations, all from the comfort of your reclined seat. This show is a fun and educational introduction to the night sky for kids aged 5 and up. It's based on the popular Our Night Sky show, but perfect for younger viewers.
Birth of Planet Earth | Aimed at ages 10+ | 50 minutes
Birth of Planet Earth is a groundbreaking film that uses advanced visualizations to explore the origins of our planet. From the formation of the solar system to the evolution of life, this film takes you on a journey through time to discover the secrets of our planet's birth. Narrated by Richard Dormer, Birth of Planet Earth is a must-see for anyone interested in the science of our planet and the search for life beyond Earth.
The Navigators | Aimed at ages 6+ | 50 minutes
Ngā Tohunga Whakatere: The Navigators is a family-friendly animated show about a young girl named Moko who dreams of becoming a master star navigator like her grandfather. Moko learns about Māori, Pasifika, and European voyaging traditions, and realizes how skilled her ancestors were to travel the Pacific Ocean.
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