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General Admission Planetarium Tours

CLOSED DUE TO Covid-19 Risk

Your safety and ours are our greatest concern, so we have taken the decision to suspend public events at the planetarium until further notice.

We hope the current containment measures being introduced by the goverment will not need to be as extreme as we see in other countries, but as a non-essential service we feel this is a responsible decision for us to make. Please check back regularly as we are reveiwing the situation regularly and hope we can resume tours in time for Matariki.

Public tours are held every Saturday evening at 7pm in the Planetarium, followed by telescope viewing if weather permits. 

Admission is Adults ($15), Primary/Secondary Students ($7.50) , Members free.

Please make a booking so that we can schedule enough staff and in the rare event we need to cancel we can advise you 2-3 hours ahead of time. If there are no bookings by 3pm the duty manager may decide to cancel the tour that night.

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  • Saturday 11 April

  • Let's have a look at Easter, why does the date move each year. What about our other important dates, Christmas, New Years, and why do we have 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week and and mixture of days each month? This will be a leisurely journey through the history of calendars and time keeping, using the Planetarium to demonstrate how these concepts were created.
    Date: Sat 11 Apr 2020 Book Event
  • Sunday 19 April

  • We are putting together a program for kids age 4-12 who have an interest in astronomy. The intention is to operate on the 3rd Sunday when the Heritage Park trains and clubs are also operating, so there are things to do for the rest of the family also. Further details will be available closer to the event date.
    Date: Sun 19 Apr 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Book Event
  • Saturday 25 April

  • Due to concerns for public safety concerns over Covid-19 we are closing the Planetarium until further notice. The planetarium is a closed room with limited air movement. Additionally our volunteers are generally seniors who are at greater risk should they become infected. For your safety and ours, we will suspend public tours until further notice. We are monitoring the situation weekly and will reopen as soon as we can.
    Date: Saturday's From: Sat 25 Apr 2020 - Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Time: 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM Book Event

If you have a group booking (8 or more people) or would like to enquire about another date please complete the form below.