Ngā Whetū O Matariki

Back for 2021

Join us for a live Matariki kōrero under the planetarium stars. You’ll hear about ngā whetū (the stars), ngā aorangi (the planets), and the many stories written in our night skies passed down from generation to generation. 

Sit back, relax in our reclined planetarium seats and take a whānau-friendly journey with our presenters as they share their astronomy mātauranga. Experience a collection of animated stories, learn about Maramataka (Māori lunar calendar) and discover the rich traditions of Matariki from a Māori perspective.

Ngā whetū O Matariki is perfect for families who are looking to celebrate the Māori New Year in an authentic and meaningful way and admire the beauty of our night sky.

Each session includes a live planetarium show and telescope viewing (weather dependent). Following sell-out shows in 2020, be sure to book early and avoid disappointment.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your show. Late entry into the planetarium is not possible once the show has started.

Image credit: @joshkirkley

Tickets

Please choose a session from the list below to buy tickets securely online.  Recommended 11+ years.

Terms and Conditions can be found here

Tickets

  • Adult – $15
  • Child – $12
  • Senior/student – $12
  • Family (2ads + 3ch) – $50

Bookings essential.

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