School Holiday Fun – By the Campfire

We’re getting snuggly these spring school holidays, as we gather around the Stardome campfire and explore the wonders of the night sky. 

Toasting marshmallows and cosying up under blankets around the campfire for some stellar stargazing. Sounds divine, doesn’t it? We can’t quite offer that, but we can come pretty close! Bring the kids along to Stardome these holidays, where for an hour and a half they’ll be transported from Auckland City to the ultimate stargazing setup. They’ll explore the stars in the night sky, the stories of the constellations that connect them together and learn about our eyes into the universe…telescopes!

Starting in the Space Room ‘activity centre’, they’ll explore hands-on activities, experiments and technology all about looking up! Then, they’ll head outside (weather permitting) and launch water-powered rockets. Finish up in the planetarium, where they’ll catch the 360-degree show Spring Stories in the Sky. Hear the stories of the myths and legends of the constellations and learn how to spot certain stars, planets and other celestial sights in the sky yourself!

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for shows. Late entry into the planetarium is not possible once the show has started.

NOTE: Children must be accompanied by an adult 16 years and over. The programme is 1.5 hours long, consisting of the 3 above components.


Please choose a session from the list below to buy tickets securely online. Suits ages 5-12. Terms and Conditions can be found here


  • Adult/Senior– $10
  • Child (3-16 years) – $12

You must arrive at least 15 minutes before the session. The planetarium environment is dark, so late entry into this area is strictly prohibited. We can swap your tickets for another session time, but we cannot offer refunds. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult throughout the 1.5-hour programme. The planetarium environment is not recommended for children aged two and under. If you wish to bring a child two and under, and they would like their own seat, the $12 child ticket applies. 

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