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Gaze out into deep space at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 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 Stardome Observatory & Planetarium and beyond, use our Auckland visit planner to get the most from your Auckland vacation.
Stardome Observatory & Planetarium Reviews
By the looks of the website we had great expectations for this visit to the Stardome. It was easy to get there by bus from Queen street in central Auckland. The exhibition was okay, but not very big. ... more »
The marketing totally oversold the experience, as it was realistically more a standard planeterium experience with a subtle hint of Star Wars (talked about various planets) and a random Carrie Fisher ... more »
An absolute mind blowing experience! Us humans think we are all important here on our earth, but when you see the scale of the universe it really does put things into perspective of how microscopic we are. Go to a show and you'll know exactly what I'm taking about.
Great experience. The stardome screen is above you and the chairs are slightly tilted back to allow for maximum immersion into the screening. The guide was very insightful and the audio and visual systems being used were of great quality. Highly recommend.
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