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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  • Unfortunately we arrived to late to see the planetarium but still had to pet full price to just go and look through the telescope. That said it was really good and the staff really accommodating and g...  more »
  • Brought a European visitor here after a trip up the cable car on a Friday evening. Was impressed again by the astonishing array of displays of both cultural and scientific bents. Our 3 year old partic...  more »
  • This place is not only recommended for those who enjoy the enigmatic cosmos that surrounds us. This because there is a beautiful botanical garden very relaxing, very to the style of the botanical gardens of NZ around the Observatory. Inside the Observatory, there is a very interesting Museum and the best, a room where projected on the ceiling videos that explain various aspects of the universe. Very good souvenirs can also be found there!
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