EDUCATION: PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE

Welcome to Stardome

We want to encourage curious minds as early as possible. A trip to Stardome for preschoolers is not just fun – it also introduces kids to the basics of what’s in the night sky, and encourages independent thinking and exploration.

Our education crew have created session modules based on subject matter. However, sessions are customisable to your learning objectives so don’t hesitate to ask if you want something different.

Your Visit

Part 1
15 minutes in the Space room – an educator-led session focusing on your chosen topic and including a related interactive learning activity. 

Part 2
20 minutes having fun with rocket launching followed by time to explore the Space Gallery & Exhibits area. 

Part 3
30 minutes in the planetarium. Your group will see a 360-degree feature show of your choice


Preschool Modules - choose your topic

  • Earth, Sun and Moon
  • Matariki
  • Stars
  • Our Solar System

Want something different? Enquire now at education@stardome.org.nz


Preschool show library - choose your show

Family of the Sun

Learn about the stories of the Southern stars, see how the Moon orbits the Earth, and follow Pluto through the Solar System as she tries to find her way back home in this sing-along planetarium show.

Suits Year 0-1


Magic Sky

Introduce children to the Sun, stars and Moon! This show invites children to sing along while they learn about the sky. Magic Sky is also available in Te Reo.

Suits Year 0-1


Tycho to the Moon

Blast off on an amazing ride into space with Tycho, the space travelling dog, to learn about night and day, space travel, the Moon and much more.

Suits Year 0-3


The Little Star that Could

Experience one star’s search for planets to protect and warm. Learn about different stars and come along for the ride as he meets interesting characters like “Pearl”, “Goldie”, “Sapphire” and “Big Daddy”, and makes other discoveries in the galaxy.

Suits Year 1-3 


The Accidental Astronauts

Follow the adventures of Cy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer.

Suits Year 1-4 


Matariki Night Sky

A fun tour of the night sky looking at some of the stars and constellations you can currently see and the stories that connect them. Featuring additional short immersive animated clips from Matariki Dawn (The Great Waka story) and the Stories in the Sky series (The Legend of Matariki story). Suits Year 0-2

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket is a fun story following two children who build a cardboard rocket that takes them on an informative tour of the Solar System accompanied by a very helpful astronomy book.

Suits Year 2-6 

Details

The total duration of your trip will be 75 minutes. Choose from at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, or 2pm.

Child/adult/teacher $5 each. One adult free for every eight students. Minimum charge $175.00 applies to groups of 35 or fewer.

You will find health & safety information, and group guidelines and FAQs here.


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Email education@stardome.org.nz