Winter School Holidays – Matariki Dawn

‘Matariki Dawn’ looks at the cultural and astronomical aspects of this group of spectacular stars.

The show includes Maori myths and stories about the formation of Earth, the Moon and Maori New Year. Visitors can also see the stars of Matariki close up in the planetarium and find out why they appear at certain times of the year and not at others.

The 360-degree planetarium show includes the beautifully animated tale of Ranginui, Rona and the Moon and Tama Rereti and The Great Waka.

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

Tickets

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