Stardome’s gallery and exhibits are open every day and night, except Monday night. Please be aware that Monday – Friday during school hours, Stardome has no public planetarium shows.
If you plan to see a show, please select what day you would like to come here, to ensure that it is playing.
Our regular opening hours are:
Daytime 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday – Thursday
Daytime 10:00am – 5:00pm
Evening 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Daytime 10:00am – 5:00pm
Evening 6:00pm – 11:00pm
11:00am – 11:00pm
11:00am – 10:00pm
Last entry to Stardome is 15 minutes before closing time.
Planetarium shows screen Tuesday-Sunday. Click on What’s On for the show schedule and to purchase tickets.
Stardome is situated on the lower southern slopes of Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill), inside One Tree Hill Domain, accessed by the Manukau Road entrance.
670 Manukau Rd, One Tree Hill Domain, Auckland, New Zealand
Take the entrance into One Tree Hill Domain from Manukau Road, at 670 Manukau Road, between Greenwoods Corner and the Royal Oak roundabout. The entrance to One Tree Hill Domain is opposite Urban Verge Cafe and the Florist/Superette. Head halfway up the hill to Stardome, which you’ll see on the left.
Bus route 30 departs regularly from Queen Street, travel via Newmarket and stop outside the gates of One Tree Hill Domain.
There is free parking outside Stardome. There is also 90-minute timer restricted parking just before Stardome on the left-hand side of the road within One Tree Hill as well as in the lower playground carpark. Please be aware that the lower playground carpark is locked after 7pm. Stardome accepts no liability for any loss or damage to any car in the carpark. Parking is also available on Haydn Ave, which is a short walk across the field from Stardome. Hiding valuable items from view in the vehicle is recommended.
Entry to Space Gallery & Exhibits
$2 per adult
$1 per child
Planetarium shows Wednesday-Sunday
Seasonal Night Sky show – 8PM
Children $12 (3-15yrs)
Students (with student ID) $12
Family pass $40 (2 Adults and 3 Children)
Special – second show half price (see two shows on the same day)
All other shows (excluding Tuesday night and special events)
Children $10 (3-15yrs)
Students (with student ID) $10
Family pass $40 (2 Adults & 3 Children)
Tuesday Special Shows
$34.50 Music and Laser Lights, and Wine, Cheese & Astronomy.
R16. Ticket package includes one glass of wine or beer (for customers aged 18 years and over, with ID) and snacks.
Throughout the facility, including in the planetarium, there is good access for wheelchairs. In the planetarium, there is room for 3-5 wheelchairs at the front. The only part of the attraction that is not wheelchair accessible is the Zeiss telescope, which has four steps leading up to it.
Prepare to be amazed as your guide takes you on an unforgettable tour of our universe! A planetarium is a dome-screen movie theatre. Incredible digital projections of stars and planets come to life on the giant domed screen above you with beautiful clarity. The relaxing, reclining seats give you an uninterrupted view of the stars as they are projected on the screen above. See the Universe recreated in front of your eyes from the comfort of your reclining seat inside the planetarium theatre, day or night, rain or shine.
Our planetarium shows run every night of the week except Mondays, and change regularly so there’s always something new to see. Choose from a huge range of topics including the Night Sky, Astronauts, Black Holes and much more. The planetarium shows are indoors so you can enjoy an astronomy or space themed show whatever the weather. Evening shows all include courtyard telescope viewing (weather permitting).
An observatory is a building where the stars are observed. They can be ground or space-based and contain equipment to make observations on the light emitted from stars. Stardome has two telescopes in domes, the Harry Williams telescope which is used for research purposes, and the Zeiss telescope which is primarily used for public viewing but is occasionally used for research as well.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Late entry to shows is not permitted after the planetarium doors have closed. The planetarium environment is not suitable for children under the age of three. Please ask a staff member or refer to the Stardome Show Guide for age recommendations for each show. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, in accordance with section 10B of the Summary Offences Act 1981. We accept no liability for any loss or damage to any car in the carpark. It is recommended that valuable items are hidden from view or removed from the vehicle. Please be aware that the lower carpark in front of the playground is locked at 7.00pm. The use of cellphones and recording devices is not permitted in the planetarium.
Please contact us to discuss your group event and booking on 09 624 1246 or email [email protected] Groups of 10 or more people in scheduled public Planetarium shows: $2 off per person (Cannot be used with any other discount. Must be paid as one single transaction)
Tour Group special: Weekdays 9am-10am $8, min charge $300 +GST. Weekends 12pm-1pm $10, min charge $400 +GST (Cannot be used with any other discount. Must be paid as one single transaction)