Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, Auckland

4.2
#3 of 12 in Childrens Museums in North Island
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.
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  • I happened to stumble across this experience on one of my last days in New Zealand and it didn’t disappoint! Listening to Pink Floyd accompanied by a laser show, with a complimentary beverage and some...  more »
  • A first visit here. Saw the show ‘Our Night Skies’. Fantastic facility - lie back in super comfy chairs (at least one person in the audience fell asleep as evidenced by snoring) - and watch the Univer...  more »
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  • 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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