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Take a journey into space at Space Place at Carter Observatory.

Explore the wonders of the southern skies at Space Place. Their planetarium offers a state of the art, digital experience that’ll take you on an unforgettable journey from Wellington to the outer regions of our Solar System and beyond.

Travel through Space Place's very own black hole, handle a space rock and launch a rocket! Telescope viewings are held using the Thomas Cooke telescope during late nights (Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) as weather permits. You’ll discover the sheer scale of the Universe and its origins in the Big Bang, the Maori story of creation, and examine the possibility of life on other planets.

This is a fun, interactive and educational experience for the whole family.

OPENING HOURS

School Holiday Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 11pm
  • Regular Hours:

  • Tuesday & Friday - 4pm to 11pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 11pm
  • Sunday - 10am to 5.30pm
  • Closed on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, and Christmas Day. Last entry is at 10pm

    On Tuesdays and Fridays, Space Place opens at 4pm, for 4pm bookings you are welcome to explore the galleries and learn about the universe until the first show which is at 5pm.

    On Weekends Space Place opens at 10am, for 10am bookings you are welcome to explore the galleries and learn about the universe before the first show which is at 11am.

     

    Price : $45 (2 Adults and up to 3 children)

    Location: 40 Salamanca Road, Kelburn, Wellington

     

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    Available Bookings from December 16 to December 22

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    • Family$45.00

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    • Family$45.00

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    • Family$21.50

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    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

    4.8

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    Megan from New Zealand wrote on 30 June 2019

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    Fun for the whole family

    Great experience. Friendly staff. Easy location. Was great to take the kids up the cable car to get there. We are stars is a great showing and while you're waiting there's plenty to check out.

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    Andy from New Zealand wrote on 10 April 2019

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    Better than tepapa

    Absolutely one of the best things to do in Wellington. Movie and a hands on learning room. Gift shop was reasonably priced aswel.

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    Deborah from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2019

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    Space Place aka Carter Observatory

    Had a great time. Friendly and enthusiastic staff. Show was great felt immersive. Well worth a look.

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    David from New Zealand wrote on 10 November 2019

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    Good after early disappointment

    My young son and I arrived at Space Place midday understanding that we could go round the exhibits and take in the planetarium later. We were refused entry although a school party was inside. We then had to go back down the cable car(the weather was terrible) and spend time in town till we could get in late afternoon. This cost us another cable car return fare,and wasted half a day of our trip. When we eventually got in we were most impressed with the displays of planets etc but had to leave this as it was time for our session in the planetarium. We could easily spent 2 more hours looking round.The Moon landings on the display were fantastic. To sum up, a very impressive display which we highly recommend spoilt by being refused entry which was not made clear on our booking.

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    Bridget from New Zealand wrote on 04 November 2019

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    Fantastic :)

    This is a great place to take the kids. Heaps of learning opportunities. We watched the Apollo mission and even i learnt a lot. I cannot remember the guys name that took it but he is a real asset.

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    Family 2 adults and up to 3 children

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