DARK SKY EXPERIENCE

at Dark Sky Project Base

Embark on a journey 13.8 billion years in the making with this world-first daytime experience. Māori astronomy meets cutting-edge science in a guided multi-media voyage through space and time.

A treat for the senses, the Dark Sky Experience brings science, Māori heritage and fascinating multi-media installations together in a ‘Big Bang’ of awe and inspiration.

Thought-provoking, educational and entertaining, this journey is sure to change your outlook in the best possible way. A world first – this indoor experience is a must on all itineraries whether you’re staying in Takapō (Tekapo) or just stopping by.

Dark Sky Experience departs hourly in each language (total 3 tours per hour): English, Chinese, Japanese. First tour commences 10am. Please refer to schedule at booking pages.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the impacts of COVID-19, The Dark Sky Experience is currently not operating. We are continuing to monitor the situation. If you'd like to discuss an existing booking or make an enquiry about a future booking please email info@darkskyproject.co.nz 

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Tour Overview

Location

Dark Sky Project Base

Stargazing

Multi-media daytime experience (no stargazing)

Time of day

Indoors, daytime

Minimum age

All ages

Family options

Family-friendly

45

Length

45 minutes

Tour times

Departs at least every hour in each language

Checking in

Please check in at least 10 minutes prior to departure at Dark Sky Project, Takapō (Tekapo) lakefront.

Embark on a journey 13.8 billion years in the making

Embark on a journey 13.8 billion years in the making

A multi-media meeting of ancient Māori knowledge and modern science, suitable for all ages.

A multi-media meeting of ancient Māori knowledge and modern science, suitable for all ages.

Dark Sky Experience

Dark Sky Experience

The impressive Brashear telescope

The impressive Brashear telescope

Close up of the impressive Brashear telescope

Close up of the impressive Brashear telescope

Dark Sky Experience

Dark Sky Experience

Pricing

Seasonal Pricing

Oct 2019 – Sep 2020

Adult

18 years & over

$45

Child

Ages 5-17

$30

Family

2 Adults 2 Children

$120

Extra Child

Additional to Family Pass

$15

*Family rates are for 2 adults, 2 children. Charges apply for additional children. All prices are subject to change.

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