We’re putting on our thinking hats and piecing together the puzzles of the planets!
Recommended 5 -12 years
Our Solar System is filled with weird and wonderful worlds. Why are there gigantic lightning strikes on Jupiter? What’s up with the acid rain on Venus? What causes the dust devils on Mars? Come and explore these peculiar planets with us.
The programme is 1.5 hours and includes:
Get your first peek at the planets in the Space Room. You’ll play with hands-on experiments and crafty fun to discover the uniqueness of each of our neighbours in space. Make Martian icecream, piece together the order of the planets, swoop across the foreign surfaces with augmented reality and virtual reality headsets or play with the Jupiter plasma balls!
Once you’re puzzled out in the Space Room, you’ll head outside (if the weather cooperates) and launch water-powered rockets. Join in with the countdown, watch our mini rocket soar and imagine you’re onboard heading towards one of the planets!
Finish up with the planetarium experience where you’ll start with a short kids planetarium live Night Sky show. Find out what planets you can see in the sky from Auckland! Then, catch the show Wildest Weather in the Solar System where you’ll climb aboard a make-believe spacecraft and will soar onto the surface of the planets for an up-close and personal look.
Please choose a session from the list below to buy tickets securely online. Terms and Conditions can be found here.
Suits ages 5-12
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.