School Visits

We invite schools and groups to visit the Tauranga Observatory. We hold telescope viewing of the Moon and planets.

It’s a wonderful opportunity for children and adults alike to appreciate the beauty of the celestial objects.


All children are FREE. Adults $5. Some groups prefer just to make a group donation. This can save time by avoiding entrance delays especially with large numbers.

You can arrange a booking by using below form. Please select one slot per group of 50 people. We will send you a confirmation email with more details.



If you want to make an enquiry before booking you can use our contact form here –

If you would like to make a booking for any point during the year (Winter is best), please use the calendar below to book an evening. We will be in touch shortly after to confirm the booking. If you wish to make a booking during the daytime (we have a solar scope available for use with schools), please go here to contact us:

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