Secondary School Experience

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?

We’ve put together some school trip packages based on subject matter but our education sessions are customisable to your learning objectives. 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 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. In the planetarium your group will see a feature show and if time permits, an educator-led night sky presentation.

Details

The duration of your trip will be 90 minutes. Choose from 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 student/adult/teacher.

Email education@stardome.org.nz to find out more or fill in the form below.

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

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Secondary School Packages (Year 9+)

Earth and Space Science

Studying the Stars and Stellar Life Cycles

Exploring the Solar System

The Milky Way Tour

Space Exploration

The Universe

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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