Your space rocket has crash landed on an alien planet – how will you survive? What will you eat and how will you breathe? Life on an alien planet is tenuous, and the answer to surviving in this harsh environment is plants.
Plants are life!
Join us for family fun at Gardeners of the galaxy this summer and find out how plants are essential for life in space. Take one small step into life as an astronaut as you discover the tools needed for survival on an alien planet.
🚀 Start your space mission at our Visitor Centre – pick up a Mission Sheet for kids, visit our crash-landed rocket and take an astronaut selfie!
🌱 Check out the experiments and live plants being grown in the Science Lab.
🚀 Play fun games in our kids International Space Station and get creative with our Future Plants colouring wall.
🌱 Head outside to try MOTAT rocket power activities and take our Solar System Walk.
🚀 Join us for free special events and activities including star-gazing in the Gardens, solar-gazing and more! Keep an eye on our website or Facebook to find out what’s on (please note some events have limited spaces and will require advance booking).
🌱 Get extra fun facts and videos on your space mission using the STQRY app on your phone – see below for links to download the STQRY app.
When and Where
1 December 2018 to 10 March 2019
Gardens open 8am to 8pm every day.
Visitor centre is open daily from 8am – 4.30pm (closed Christmas Day).
Auckland Botanical Gardens
102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland 2105.