Stardome & the Auckland Observatory, Auckland

(4.1/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Gaze out into deep space at Stardome & the Auckland Observatory, New Zealand's largest planetarium theater. Lie back and watch the wonders of the universe unfold across the planetarium's dome, or take a look at planets, stars, and nebulae through one of the observatory's telescopes, operated by friendly and informative staff members. Kids will love the many activities on offer, such as making and launching plastic bottle rockets. Make sure to browse the informative exhibits and displays, and check out the gadgets and souvenirs at the gift shop. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Auckland holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Stardome & the Auckland Observatory and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The staff are friendly and keen to share their knowledge. The presentations are geared to meet different levels of interest and knowledge. Well worth the night telescope viewing sessions.  more »
  • We had a great time at the Stardome for a school outing. Perfectly pitched towards the range of ages of children. Super interactive with things to do in the foyer as well as the scheduled Stardome lea...  more »
  • This is a very small Observatory but full of information. We did the show in the evening which was fine (I've done better) but quite cheap. Not much else going on in near facinity (cafes, bars, pubs).  more »
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  • Went to 1pm with grandchildren... pity the dog story was from an Australian point of view... thought something could have been a little more home grown.... The second half was better but perhaps a little more passion and enthusiasm from the narrator 'astronomer' may gave made the show a little more alive. My grandson had some questions thatthe Mc said he would be available for. .. but disappeared straight after the show...😕
  • A great place to start stargazing career.....may need more multimedia display, the items in the shop a every expensive!
  • We always went here for school trips it was a fun experience
  • Excellent shows on planets, worth going to