Astronomy and space science are great science topics to engage with secondary students as they begin to select subjects that will lead them onto continued learning or a career path.

A school trip to Stardome for secondary students looks closer at some of the big astronomical topics and encourages students to ask the big questions. How far can we go? What else is out there? How was the universe created?

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.

Stardome is proud to be a recognised LEOTC provider delivering education experiences that link to the New Zealand Curriculum.


School trip prices: Student/adult/teacher $5 each. One adult free for every eight students. Minimum charge $175.00 applies to groups of 35 or fewer. 

The duration of your trip will be 90 minutes. Choose from 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, or 2pm time slots.

If you are a low decile school please ask about our reduced price visit of $2 per child/adult/teacher. Please note this is only available for a minimum booking of 60 students per session. 

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


Part 1
30 minutes in the Space room – an educator-led curriculum-based session focusing on your chosen topic.

Part 2
15 minutes exploring the Space Gallery & Exhibits using a tablet loaded with a fun, fact-finding quiz.

Part 3
45 minutes in the planetarium. Your group will see a 360-degree feature show of your choice and if time permits, a live tour of the celestial sights above Auckland. 

SECONDARY MODULES (YEAR 9+) - Choose your topic 

  • Earth and Space Science*
  • Studying the Stars*
  • Our Solar System
  • A Guide to the Universe*
  • Space Exploration and Technology

*can include Matariki
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SECONDARY SHOW LIBRARY (YEAR 9+) - Choose your show 


Takes you on a roller-coaster ride into space and a virtual tour of a space station. With some help from a test dummy named ‘Chad’ we are introduced to the dangers astronauts face in space, the effects that space has on the human body, and the training needed to become an astronaut. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

Suits Year 4-10 

We are Stars

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins.

Suits Year 4-10 

We are Aliens

On a fascinating and immersive journey, the show seeks to find the evidence of alien life in our galaxy. The latest research into this fast evolving area of science is explored with input from UK scientists. Narrated by Rupert Grint. Suits Year 4-10

The Navigators

Ngā Tohunga Whakatere - The Navigators is a family-friendly animated show that tells the story of Māori, Pasifika and later, European navigation towards Aotearoa through the eyes of a young girl, Moko. Journey with Moko as she gains knowledge and understanding of Māori, Pasifika and European voyaging traditions and realises how skilled her tūpuna had to be to travel the largest ocean on Earth.

Suits Year 4-10

Seven Wonders

Let us take you on a journey to the seven wonders of the ancient world and the marvels of the universe revealed by modern astronomy.

Suits Year 7+ 


Supervolcanoes is an immersive planetarium show that looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks beneath the surface of planet Earth. The programme moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant volcanic eruptions around our solar system. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Suits Year 7+ 

Phantom of the Universe

From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment in South Dakota, this show is designed to immerse audiences in the varied searches for dark matter. Suits Year 9+