Space Place

Contact: 04 910 3140
40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn, Wellington

At Space Place (at Carter's Observatory) we share the stories of our southern skies through multimedia exhibits, interactive galleries, the historic Thomas Cooke telescope and our digital, full-dome planetarium. Learn about planets, stars, constellations and galaxies. Complete your trip through the galaxy with gripping stories of space exploration and the magic and science of Māori astronomy.

Space Place’s stunning digital, full-dome planetarium screen has a range of shows for all ages, selected from the best available nationally and internationally. Explore our galleries including a do-it-yourself Black Hole and asteroids you can pick up.Visit the Matariki theatre and listen to stories explaining how Māori navigated the vast Pacific Ocean using the stars, and learn the importance of Matariki, the astronomical event that marks the Māori New Year. On a clear night you can look through the giant telescope and roam the spectacular southern skies. It’s star-gazing at its finest.

Opening hours: Tuesday & Friday, 4pm to 11pm (last entry 10pm, last Planetarium show 9pm). Saturday 10am to 11pm (last entry 10pm, last Planetarium show 9pm). Sunday 10am to 5.30pm  (last entry 5pm). Closed on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays

Click "Visit Website" for more information or call: 04 472 8904.

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Space Place
Contact: 04 910 3140
40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn, Wellington

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