Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

Explore the beauty of the universe from a uniquely southern hemisphere perspective at Stardome, home to New Zealand’s largest 360-degree planetarium theatre.

Enjoy Stardome plus 5 other top Auckland attractions for just $75 for adults and $40 for children with Discover Auckland Pass.

Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

Explore the beauty of the universe from a uniquely southern hemisphere perspective at Stardome, home to New Zealand’s largest 360-degree planetarium theatre.

Enjoy Stardome plus 5 other top Auckland attractions for just $75 for adults and $40 for children with Discover Auckland Pass.

How it works

It’s simple! No need to wait until you arrive in New Zealand. Buy now online, use when you arrive.

Multipass validity

Buy now and select your start date – the ticket is then valid for 5 consecutive days from that date.

 One access per ticket

Each ticket purchased is per person, per venue, and not transferable. It’s valid for 5 consecutive days from the date selected as the start date.

We email your tickets

We email your tickets – you can show your phone with the tickets on, or print them out to show at each attraction.

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Opening Times

Space Gallery and Exhibits are open every day and night, except Monday night and public holidays. Stardome is closed from Christmas Day and reopens 3rd January. Planetarium shows run Wednesday to Sunday evening and weekend afternoons.

 

Ticket provides General Admission, plus Planetarium show (subject to booking and availability).

Visitor information

Planetarium Show – Free with Discover Auckland Pass!

Sit back and relax in our 360-degree immersive theatre for an up close and personal view of the universe, no matter the weather!

Shows run Wednesday to Sunday evenings and weekend afternoons. The show selection changes every month.

You must book your show in advance. We will provide details with your ticket on how to select and book your show. We accept no responsibility should your preferred show be previously booked out; we recommend you book early once you have your Discover Auckland Pass tickets.

What show should I chose?

Our premium Planetarium show screens at 8PM Wednesday to Sunday. We recommend this show for anyone over 8 years old. You will be taken on a virtual tour of the Auckland night sky tailored to the evening of your visit, followed by courtyard telescope viewing (weather permitting).

If you are traveling with children under 8 years old, we recommended attending the weekend afternoon space-themed shows.

 

Location

We are located at 670 Manukau Road, One Tree Hill Domain. Sitting on the lower southern slopes of Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill), access Stardome via the Manukau Road entrance.

You can plan your journey using the Auckland Transport journey planner:  https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/journey-planner/

 

Opening Hours

Monday
Daytime 10:00am – 5:00pm
Evening Closed

Tuesday – Thursday
Daytime 10:00am – 5:00pm
Evening 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Friday
Daytime 10:00am – 5:00pm
Evening 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Saturday
11:00am – 11:00pm

Sunday
11:00am – 10:00pm

Last entry to Stardome is 15 minutes before closing time.

Parking and Travel

Free parking is available right outside Stardome. You can also park in One Tree Hill Domain or in the nearby streets. If you’re travelling by bus, catch the bus route 302 or 312, both of which depart regularly from Queen Street, and stop outside the gates of One Tree Hill Domain.

 

Book now!

Save over 40% of the normal ticket price of 6 attractions

Adult rate for Discover Auckland Pass Child rate for Discover Auckland Pass

Discover Auckland Pass is only available for purchase online - not available for purchase at individual attractions - and provides general admission access to all 6 attractions saving overseas visitors over 40%.

Your ticket will be valid for 5 consecutive days, please select your starting date:

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