Weird and Wacky – Autumn School Holiday Fun!

** Due to current circumstances this event will no longer be going ahead **

Recommended ages 5-12

Woah! Watch out! Wow! Things are going topsy-turvy at Stardome these autumn school holidays as we whip out all our weird, wacky and wonderful science fun.

Activities + Rocket Launching (10am-2:30pm)

Open from 10am-2:30pm, wander around activity stations exploring hands-on experiments and activities about chemical explosions, colour, fun physics, crazy tech and more. You can come and go as you please so stay as long as you need to be wow-ed by all the super science. There’s something for everyone, no matter what your age or interest.

Every half hour, our expert team will launch water-powered rockets out in the sunshine, so keep an ear and eye out for the rocket announcement and head outside for the countdown!

No bookings required. Purchase tickets on arrival.

Planetarium Show + Activities + Rocket Launching (shows 10am, 12pm, 1pm) 

If hands-on science isn’t enough for you and you’re keen for more fun, then add the planetarium show onto your list of activities at Stardome. Step into the 360-degree planetarium dome theatre and catch the show We Are Stars screening at 10am, 12pm and 1pm.

Show bookings required. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early, late entry into the planetarium is not possible.


Planetarium Show + Activities + Rocket Launching

Shows at 10am, 12pm & 1pm. Advance booking required for shows. Purchase tickets securely online or call 09 624 1246.

  • Child – $12
  • Adult – $10

Activities + Rocket launching

Open 10am – 2:30pm. No booking required. Purchase tickets on arrival.

  • Child – $5
  • Adult – $3

Recommended ages 5-12

 Terms and Conditions

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult 16 years and over. Weird and Wacky is not a drop-off holiday programme.

  • If you’re attending a planetarium show, you must arrive least 15 minutes before the session. The planetarium environment is dark so late entry is strictly prohibited. We can swap your tickets for another session time, but we cannot offer refunds. The planetarium is not recommended for children aged two and under. If you do wish to bring an under-two and they would like their own seat, the $12 child ticket applies. 

  • If you walk-in for the activities then decide to book for the show, your walk-in ticket will be put towards your planetarium show ticket. 

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