Secondary School Experience

Visitor Info

Welcome to Stardome

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.

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 exploring 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. 

Secondary school 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 – Student/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 fill in the form below.

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

* Links to Matariki

Secondary Modules (Year 9+)

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 planetarium film suited for your year level, and get in touch with our Education Coordinator using the enquiry form below. We’ll be in touch to discuss available days and times within five working days.

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