We are delighted to be able to manaaki you back to Stardome!
At Stardome, the safety and wellbeing of our manuhiri (visitors) and kaimahi (staff) are of the highest importance. To keep everyone safe, protocols around hygiene, physical distancing, and contact tracing are in place.
The procedures will be visible to you when you arrive and include clearly marked spots to stand in the queue, readily available hand sanitiser and physical spacing in the planetarium.
We encourage wearing a mask where possible and ask that you please sign in using the COVID-19 Contract Tracer app before entering the building.
Our kaimahi will provide any extra assistance you might need.
Stardome Opening Hours and Show Times
From Thursday 18th February 2021, we will open to the public for planetarium shows.
On Friday 19th February 2021 from 9am -10.30am we will be hosting a live public event to watch the Mars Rover landing – capacity will be limited under level 2.
Planetarium shows will run in the evenings from Tuesday- Friday and during the day and evenings on Saturday and Sunday.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer telescope viewing as part of your visit and some of our high-touch interactive displays may be unavailable.
We will be open for schools during weekdays, 9.30am-5pm. The gallery is closed to the public during this time.
For all venue enquiries, please click here
Our gift shop will be open Tuesday – Friday from 10am to 5pm.
Booking A Planetarium Show
You must pre-book your ticket. In order to maintain safe physical distancing, we have limited seating capacity, so we encourage you to book early to secure your preferred timeslot.
We ask that you please arrive no earlier than 15mins before your show.
Book shows here
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