Put the southern skies within students’ reach in our portable planetarium. 

Starlab is available for whole day school visits or for use with a class visit to the Museum. Explore the sun, the phases of the moon, the life cycle of the stars, and constellations in our Starlab programme.

Alternatively, take the extended Starlab and Beyond journey to engage in a range of activities inside and outside of the dome, learning more about the science of space and the stories behind the stars.

Contact the Education team

Phone: 03 474 7470
Email: education@otagomuseum.govt.nz

The Starlab dome is 6 metres wide and 3.3 metres high and requires a set-up site with a high, clear ceiling, curtains or blocked out windows and a power supply.

School halls and gymnasiums make ideal spaces for Starlab.

Please note that outside noise and light will affect the presentation.

For use at the Museum, Starlab has a small cost of $3.50 per child.

Outreach programme costs:
Whole day $360
Half day $200

Travel costs are dependent on the distance and duration of the visit.

Contact the Education team

Phone: 03 474 7470
Email: education@otagomuseum.govt.nz