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Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

670 Manukau Road | One Tree Hill Domain, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-624 1246
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Small museum but the shows are enjoyable for all ages

We watched one of the shows in the Planetarium and found it interesting and informative, and good... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Copa6
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Copacabana, Australia
Magnificent!!

I am in love with this place, because I never seem a place like this with so much variety of shows... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Clonz16
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Experience the unique wonders of New Zealand’s southern hemisphere night sky at Stardome. Discover the history and significance to New Zealanders of prominent constellations like the Southern Cross and Matariki, in a live presentation. The sky of the Southern Hemisphere contains beautiful star clusters, gas cloud nebulae and star patterns that can only be seen from this latitude. Experience the unique wonders of New Zealand’s southern night sky at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30, 19:30 - 21:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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670 Manukau Road | One Tree Hill Domain, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
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+64 9-624 1246
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We watched one of the shows in the Planetarium and found it interesting and informative, and good value for money. You sit in lie-back seats to allow a view of the whole domed ceiling onto which the show is projected. The museum itself is quite...More

Thank Copa6
Stardome O, Marketing & Communications Manager at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. Keep looking up!

Reviewed 6 days ago

I am in love with this place, because I never seem a place like this with so much variety of shows during the week in other countries that I visited. I absolutely enjoyed every time I been there, specially the wine a cheese nights. If...More

Thank Clonz16
Stardome O, Marketing & Communications Manager at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you love visitng. Keep looking up!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly, with the high reviews on here I thought this would be better. This may be a great visit if you are a local, but I would not advise the trip if you are visiting from overseas. We went to the Winter Sky exhibit and...More

Thank cmichaeltx
Stardome O, Marketing & Communications Manager at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thanks for the feedback. We're sorry that your planetarium experience wasn't what you were expecting. Our Night Sky presents a show which is unique to what constellations and planets we can see here in the southern hemisphere during the season of your visit,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was worth a visit night sky over Auckland ,very informative guide /astrologer and a pleasant couple of hours to see the night sky

Thank paulmI7602MX
Stardome O, Marketing and Communications Manager at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback. Keep looking up!

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We went to the Auckland Stardome Planetarium solely because the local 'Pippins' group had a planned visit there. Although we have lived in Auckland for 47 years, we hadn't visited previously. The theme of the particular show was 'Matariki' - very appropriate given that it...More

Thank platypus7
Stardome O, Marketing and Communications Manager at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. Keep looking up!

Reviewed 1 July 2017

We saw the Winter Night Sky Show. The show itself and the way in which it was presented was very good. However, the customer service was sadly lacking. Both ladies at the front desk were not particularly friendly. It's not too much to ask that...More

Thank Kiwianachick
Stardome O, Marketing and Communications Manager at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the planetarium show but w are sorry to hear that our customer service wasn't in line with our usual standards. This feedback will be passed on to the team.

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Did the rock music laser show, I think it was Pink Floyd, can't remember now, but it was a very good one. You sit in the planetarium room and enjoy the laser projections - you really go into the music after couple of glasses of...More

Thank Boyan V
Stardome O, Marketing and Communications Manager at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thanks for your feedback. Keep looking up!

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We took our grandchildren to a school holiday show about volcanoes and space. It was brilliant. The planaterium is magic and the volcanic related activities for kids were very educational. They have varied programmes and we have been a number of times over the years...More

Thank CliveP-T
Stardome O, Marketing and Communications Manager at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thanks for your feedback. Keep looking up!

Reviewed 25 May 2017

The stardome has a great shop and interactive displays. It also hosts after hours sessions on the telescopes and has a fantastic show in full 3D. I f you don't get to see stars on the night you get a free complimentary pass to retutrn.

Thank Colin C
Stardome O, Marketing and Communications Manager at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thanks for your feedback. Keep looking up!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Have been here several times always interesting and all shows very well done, we have met the most enthusiastic of experts in astronomy -if you like stargazing or just learning a little more this is the place to go!

Thank bterrier2015
Stardome O, Marketing and Communications Manager at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

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