Gallery & Exhibits

Stardome’s space gallery & exhibits are an engaging experience to browse either on their own or before/after your planetarium show. Click here for opening times

Our displays are divided into four areas:

  • ‘The Universe’ lets visitors explore the story of how our Universe has come to be.
  • ‘Our Place in Space’ features New Zealand’s most diverse display of meteorites including pieces of the Moon and Mars. .
  • Find out how telescopes work in the ‘Looking into the Universe’ section.
  • Climb onto our weighing machine to find out how much you would weigh on other planets in ‘Getting off Earth’. Man’s endeavours to explore space and the history of space flight are celebrated in this section, which includes model rockets and two replica NASA spacesuits.