Space Place at Carter Observatory, Wellington

Categories: Observatories, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 320+ 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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  • I've also ways been fascinated about astronomy. Hence this was in my bucket list of places on my trip to Wellington. This is located on a hill top near the cable car museum and the Wellington Skyline....  read more »
  • Hopped off the Cable car and walked up to the observatory grounds for more pictures of the view. Decided to visit the observatory and we were so pleased we did. It is not a large exhibition but it is ...  read more »
  • This was well worth the expense. Several hands-on exhibits which the kids loved especially piloting the space shuttle to Mars! 
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