Primary & Intermediate Experience

Visitor Info

Welcome to Stardome

It has been said that the first person to set foot on Mars is alive today. That person could be sitting in your classroom! A school trip to Stardome encourages curious minds and inspires 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.

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

Your school visit to Stardome

Your Visit

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

Part 2
15 minutes of play based learning in the Space Gallery & Exhibits using a tablet loaded with a fun, fact-finding quiz.

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

Primary experience


The duration of your trip will be 90 minutes. Choose from 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm time slots.

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

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. 

Email [email protected] to find out more or complete the form below.

You will find safety information, group guidelines and frequently asked questions here.

* links to Matariki

Modules (Years 1-4)

Earth, Sun and Moon*

Studying the Stars*

Our Solar System

A Guide to the Universe*

Space Exploration and Technology

Want something different?

Modules (Years 5-8)

Earth and Space Science*

Studying the Stars*

Our Solar System

A Guide to the Universe*

Space Exploration and Technology

Want Something Different?

Enquire now!

Don’t miss out on sending your class on an out-of-this-world school trip. Select a package from above and a film and study topic from the package and get in touch with our Education Coordinator using the enquiry form below. If you want to create a custom trip you can select any components from the packages. We’ll be in touch to discuss available days and times within five working days.

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