Stardome Observatory, Auckland
Stardome Observatory, Auckland - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
Ticket Price: 15 NZD
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
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About Stardome Observatory, Auckland
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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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!
It is quite a good observatory with lots of shows and things for kids to do, with clubs you can join as well. Good to come at night time and the guides will show you all the stars and planets.
Love this place. Went to see the music light show. Fantastic. The staff are friendly but it pays to call ahead and book first.
The weekend evening presentation was wonderful. Very well narrated by a knowledgeable gentleman. The exhibits and gift shop are small, we didn't need more than 20 minutes to see that portion of the Stardome. I would visit again.
My kids and I absolutely loved the July holiday Dinosaur show & workshop after - tennis ball rockets, robot dinosaurs, fossil making, Lego space exhibits? All a huge hit. Great educational value - well done them. (AND great playground / park and One Tree Hill on doorstep :) We're going to be regular visitors for sure. We did phone ahead for seats. Their programme is vast - lots more shows we're going to go back for.