Space Place at Carter Observatory, Wellington

(4.3/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Discover the delights of the southern skies at Space Place at Carter Observatory. 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 at Carter Observatory.
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  • This is definitely a gem at the end of the cable car ride. For the cost and minimal advertising I'd seen I was overwhelmed and entertained by this place. The staff are friendly,helpful and informative...  more »
  • I learnt so much about the Stars and where to look for certain constellations.... there was so much information to be had and made me want to learn more! 
  • If you or your kids like space then this is a great place. The show is stunning and the displays are hands on and interesting