July, 2019

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2019Mon08Jul10:00 am3:30 pmMISSION TO THE MOON - Winter 2019 school holiday fun at StardomePAST EVENT10:00 am - 3:30 pm Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1345Type:Movies,School Holidays,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:Children (5 to 10 years)

Stardome winter school holidays 2019 - AUCKLAND FOR KIDS

Event Details

It’s mission time! Grab your astronaut suit and join Stardome these school holidays on a journey to our neighbour in space, the Moon!

Mission to the Moon
It’s been 50 years since astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history in July 1969 by being the first humans on the Moon. Now 50 years later, you can become Neil or Buzz yourself and journey to the Moon, making school holiday history at Stardome.

Space Room Fun 
Come to mission control (aka. Stardome’s Space Room activity centre) and learn all about landing on the Moon, what the Moon is really like (is it actually made of cheese?), what it’s like being an astronaut, and how one day when you grow up you may even get the chance to move to the Moon! You’ll explore all of this through fun interactive experiments, virtual reality, augmented reality, crafts, activities and more.

Rocket Launching
Then, if the weather is fine, you’ll head outside and become a real astronaut by joining the countdown and helping us launch water-powered rockets.

Planetarium Show
Finish up your mission in the planetarium theatre, where you’ll catch the 360-degree immersive show The Accidental Astronauts. Join Cy, Annie and their dog Armstrong in an unexpected journey into space and encounter a Moon landing.

Sessions are at 10am, 1pm and 2pm on weekdays during the July school holidays.

Recommended for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Bookings are essential.  The programme is 1.5 hours long, made up of the three components above. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult throughout the 1.5 hour programme. You must arrive at least 15 minutes before your session time. Late entry is not permitted.


Children $12; Adults and Seniors $10


Stardome Observatory and PlantetariumStardome and its team have been sharing a love of space from its premises in Auckland’s One Tree Hill Domain since 1967. A place of exploration, research and sharing of knowledge Stardome has been regularly open for public viewing evenings and daytime visits for school trips ever since.09-624 1246 670 Manukau Road, One Tree Hill, Auckland 1023, New Zealand