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January, 2020

This is a repeating event

Mon13Jan10:00 am2:30 pmInvestigation Station Summer School Holiday Fun at StardomeMore dates10:00 am - 2:30 pm Stardome Observatory & PlanetariumType:Movies,School holidays,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Toddlers (1 to 3 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Stardome summer holidays


(Monday) 10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1345, New Zealand

Future dates

Tuesday 14 January 2020 10:00 amWednesday 15 January 2020 10:00 amThursday 16 January 2020 10:00 amFriday 17 January 2020 10:00 amMonday 20 January 2020 10:00 amTuesday 21 January 2020 10:00 amWednesday 22 January 2020 10:00 amThursday 23 January 2020 10:00 amFriday 24 January 2020 10:00 am

Event Details

Become a Stardome Chief Investigator and dig into all things plant and bug life!

Activities and Rocket Launching 

Open from 10am-2:30pm, explore activity stations scattered throughout Stardome to learn about how plants grow, how they keep us alive and why the Sun and solar energy is so important for keeping the greenery going. You can come and go as you please so stay as long as you need to complete all the stations.

Every 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 are required for the activities and rocket launching.

Planetarium Show,  Activities and Rocket Launching

If you fancy taking your investigation to the next level, then make sure to also enter the ultimate station of discovery… the 360-degree planetarium dome theatre!
Shows will screen at 10am, 12pm and 1pm. Here you’ll catch the immersive show Life of Trees where you’ll meet two quirky insects, Delores the ladybug and Mike the firefly, and explore the inside of a tree in a hilarious and entertaining adventure.

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

This event is recommended for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult 16 years and over. 



Activities and Rocket launching
Open 10am – 2:30pm.
• Child – $5
• Adult – $3
No booking required. Purchase tickets on arrival.

Planetarium Show, Activities and 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
Advance booking required for shows. Purchase tickets securely online or call 09 624 1246.