Take a trip to outer space and explore the cosmos all year round with a Starlight Explorer pass giving you unlimited access to the 360-degree planetarium and courtyard telescopes. The show schedule changes each month, so there’s always something new to see. A Starlight Explorer pass is also a great gift idea that will keep on giving so you’ll be the recipient’s favourite person for a whole year! 

Enjoy loads of galactic benefits!

  • Unlimited entry to planetarium shows
  • Unlimited entry to the Space Gallery & Exhibits area
  • Unlimited courtyard telescope viewing
  • Concession on Tuesday Night and special shows
  • Monthly e-newsletter ‘Space News’
  • Additional benefits (Starlight Ranks) for every year you renew up to four years
  • Invite to an Auckland Astronomical Society meeting
  • Zeiss telescope concession prices
  • 10% discount at Stardome shop (excluding food and drink products and telescopes)
  • Invites to new show previews and special events
  • Discounted entry to Auckland Zoo and MOTAT


ADULT $45 

Purchase your Starlight pass through the online form.

You can also visit Stardome reception and fill in the form, or give us a call on 09 624 1246.

Please allow five working days for processing online orders. If you require a rush order, we suggest purchasing
your membership at reception.

Terms and conditions

  • Pass is valid for one year from date of issue.
  • Bookings are essential when visiting Stardome.
  • Free entry to Stardome.
  • Other than unlimited admission, Starlight Explorer pass benefits are subject to review and adjustment by
  • Membership benefits are only applicable upon presentation of current membership card.
  • Only those named on the pass are able to redeem their pass benefits.
  • Not valid for school trips.
  • Replacement cards will incur a $5 charge.
  • Usual Stardome entry terms and conditions apply. This include Covid entry requirements.
  • Proof of identity may be required.
  • One card will be issued per membership.
  • Pass holding children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying (or pass holding) adult.
  • Passes will be issued in the name of one main pass holder, except Family Passes which can include two names.
  • Concession prices for Tuesday night shows, Zeiss Telescope shows and events. 
  • All passes are sent out via Standard Post unless specified otherwise. 
  • See our website for Stardome’s Privacy Policy.
  • Explorer Rank additional benefits are only applicable for pass holders who renew their pass for another year
    within one month of their current pass expiring.