Stardome ObservatoryCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
- Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +64-96241246
- Ticket Price: 15 NZD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Observatory, Planetarium , Family And Kids
Stardome Observatory - Review
As stated on their official website, “Experience the unique wonders of New Zealand’s southern night sky at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium”. Founded in 1967, the Stardome Observatory is a public astronomical observatory situated in Cornwall Park near One Tree Hill. The specialised astronomy presenters will reveal the features of the Southern Hemisphere sky as these constellations are projected onto the domed ceiling of the planetarium. Learn about their history and significance to New Zealanders.
Stardome Observatory Ticket Prices
- Children: $12 (3-15yrs)
- Seniors: $12
- Students (with student ID): $12
- Family pass: $40 (2 Adults & 3 Children)
How To reach Stardome Observatory by Public Transport
- 651 Manukau road bus stop.
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50.63% of people who visit Auckland include Stardome Observatory in their plan
6 PM - 7 PM
23.09% of people start their Stardome Observatory visit around 6 PM - 7 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Stardome Observatory
91.43% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Stardome Observatory
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Stardome Observatory, Auckland Reviews
An excellent evening spent at Stardome Observatory but if you go there by bus at night be sure to take a torch. It’s not that well lit. The bus drivers did not know anything about the observatory either so nothing was easy and simple about getting to and from the observatory. The two shows we saw were excellent. The telescopes were set up and some very knowledgeable volunteers explained our view of Jupiter and The Southern Cross. I wish we’d got there earlier to spend more time on the displays before the show. Overall a fascinating evening and well worth the cost.
Best place for planetary lessons and videos. For a student you can get in with $12 for a show about an hour and using the telescope. If the weather is not very good, they will give out free tickets for telescope on an another time. However, the surrounding area is pretty dark after nightfall.
It was better than I ever expected it to be! They have a great exhibition, showing stuff like meteors or pictures of the moon landing. There are also some fun experiments you can do so its definitely worth it to arrive a bit earlier. Even the toilets had fun space facts, all around a great set-up, you can really see that it was built with much love for the topic. The show was great as well, maybe a bit short for my liking. But because of this we had more time to ask questions, which the presenter answered perfectly. You could really see that he knew what he was talking about but still managed to explain it to everyone. Great job!
Wonderful experience, staff was helpful and great. The area this place is in is beautiful. The items in the shop are a little bit overpriced but manageable. Overall great visit. Will come again.
Great fun for kids, with plenty of exhibits detailing space travel, lunar exploration, stars, planets, and the Maori New Year. The animated planetarium shows are great value and will entrance, entertain and educate the kids. In the evening, access the telescope for amazing views of the night sky. A fantastic place for all the family!