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Space Place at Carter Observatory

40 Salamanca Road, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
+64 4-910 3140
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Well made multimedia museum on astronomy

This small museum on astronomy offers a large selection of multimedia shows with interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Munich, Germany
Best museum ever!

The video in this cinema is great! The museum is so informative, we just loved it. Could stay here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Space Place at Carter Observatory offers visitors a state of the art, digital planetarium with an almost limitless range of virtual space journeys, along with multi-media exhibits that tell the Maori and European story of New Zealand's southern skies and the role of the stars in navigation. Space Place re-opened in March 2010 as a world class visitor attraction after a multi-million dollar refit. Over its 70 year history it has served as New Zealand's national observatory and this legacy is reflected in a collection of New Zealand astronomical history, including the oldest telescope of its kind operating in New Zealand. Space Place offers a fun learning experience for kids and visitors of all ages - we hope you'll have a blast! Open hours: During school holidays (public): Open: 10am daily, closing at 5.30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday and at 11pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Space Place is closed on Christmas Day
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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40 Salamanca Road, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
40 Salamanca Road, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
+64 4-910 3140
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This small museum on astronomy offers a large selection of multimedia shows with interesting information about the Universe. Particularly interesting was the Maori view of the origin of the Universe. The scientific information presented in the museum is accurate, the facts are well explained and...More

Thank chkkonzept
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The video in this cinema is great! The museum is so informative, we just loved it. Could stay here for many more hours! The money worth to come here! Go on a walk through the botanical garden first and then go to the observatory in...More

Thank JuliTschakro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After getting off the cable car, we took a short walk to the space place (about 5 mins) with the kids, great little space museum with lots of interactive exhibits to keep the kids interested. Lots about the maori and their relationship wiith the stars...More

Thank DTornado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter (in her 20's) had been here before and loved it and seeing as it was such a nice night we went to the last show of the evening at 9pm. Due to it being summer, any star gazing wouldn't happen until 10pm. However...More

Thank qofd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprisingly, we learnt about the Space Place from an article in Australian newspaper, but saw very little advertising of its whereabouts in Wellington. If you didn't know about it in advance then you would probably miss its entrance adjacent to the Carter Observatory. It is...More

Thank phebianMelbourne
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The exhibition is really cool and very interesting. We just walked in at about 7pm on a Friday night and were lucky that there was a planetarium show on soon. The movie we watched with Liam Neeson as the narrator was really cool and good...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I absolutely loved my visit to the space place. I was fortunate enough to have my own personal guide show in the dome theatre. A great animated film called we are all stars - so cool - if i had been shown this at school...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

went there with my son and he goes crazy. he was pointing this and that he was so amazed as he really like the solar system! he was telling me that some of the stuff are wrong so i was covering his mouth and giggling.(not...More

Thank Kristine Louie C
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Excellent entertainment for children aged 8-12 years and the Gallery next to it is excellent too. The staff are excellent to communicate with which makes it so easy as a grandmother with 4 grandchildren to look after. Because it is by the Botanical Gardens there...More

Thank Penny W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We are a family with kids aged 7 and 9. We were in Wellington for two nights and had decided Space Place might be a good place to visit in the evening. We hopped aboard the cable car after dinner on a Friday night -...More

Thank asmartbean
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Jo K
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It includes one film.