Stardome & the Auckland Observatory, Auckland
(4.1/5 based on 200+ 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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  • It's a perfectly good activity & the facilities are good, comfortable seating, knowledgeable presenter etc. And at $15ea a fair price for the 'show'. But the whole experience was a bit flat - cheesy j...  more »
  • Yesterday we had an amazing trip to the stardome. Our educator was super informative and explained everything so that we all understood. The displays in the foyer were interactive and engaging. Loved ...  more »
  • We learnt a great deal about stars and planets in this interactive observatory. My 6 year old stayed interested, and we followed the visit with a play on the playground outside. 
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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