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Space Place, Wellington

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Observatory Museum
Discover the delights of the southern skies at Space Place. Perched at the top of Wellington's cable car, New Zealand's longest-serving observatory boasts numerous educational exhibits, a full-dome digital planetarium, and world-class telescopes. You can learn about the skies through the interactive learning activities or attend one the public telescope sessions to watch an expert astronomer reveal what's happening up above. Check the planetarium's show schedule online and book your seat in advance to avoid disappointment. Before you head to Wellington, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Wellington itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Wellington has to offer, including Space Place.
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  • Asked the staff about the age the show was pitched at... No help there. Took my 4 year old in... she almost died...concepts and language way above her. I would say 8 yrs at a minimum... the space modu...  more »
  • This is well worth a visit by someone of any age or solo or families and couples,. The interactives are well worth doing as well is looking at the educational material and playing the.games to teach k...  more »
  • A great little museum with colourful, interesting displays. The two real jewels are the telescope itself, which is a fantastic old piece of kit and the star dome, which allows you to recline back and ...  more »
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  • I visited for a public lecture. Very nice to see the new upgrade and exhibitions. Very friendly and attentive staff. If you a space nerd or got inclinations or want to learn more about space, astronomy, stars, galaxies this is the place for you! There is plenty to do for kids 6 and up. Nice gift shop selling good quality educational toys and sets. And you can get an ice cream! #museumsWellington
  • Visited last night, what a neat museum, and stunning view of the moon. This place is well worth the $12.50, it was definitely something different to do on a Saturday night and the wealth of information is very interesting. I particularly enjoyed how Maori culture is interwoven throughout the museum and shows their perspective of astrology pre and post colonial times. My favourite - I don't have any - All aspects of my visit are just simply too stunning!!! Even better, the Observatory is set in between some beautiful scenery, and a great look out over Wellington City near the Cable Car. Well done Carters!! Keep up the good work!
  • Loved the Sci fi comedy night. .. need more of them 😀. And always love heading to space place ( Carter observatory) not at all biast since I worked there many "moons " ago 😂
  • I love planetariums! Good museum, takes about an hour to see it all, or a quick 15 minute walk through if you don't have time. Excellent planetarium shows, but watch out for changing schedules, they change with the school terms.
  • It's an observatory and a planetarium at the top of Wellington's cable car ... with a range of shows and events - great website to see when the telescope is open for night time viewings, and also to see what's on - including its programme of occasional movie screenings and talks