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Explore the wonders of the southern skies at Space Place


  • Discover the solar system and beyond
  • Interactive & educational experience
  • One of Wellington's top tourist attractions

Take a journey into space at Space Place at Carter Observatory. Their planetarium offers a state of the art, digital experience that’ll take you on an unforgettable journey from Wellington to the outer regions of our Solar System and beyond.

You’ll discover the sheer scale of the Universe and its origins in the Big Bang, the Maori story of creation, and examine the possibility of life on other planets.

Travel through Space Place's very own black hole, handle a space rock and launch a rocket!

This is a fun, interactive and educational experience for the whole family.

Per Adult $14.00
Per Child $9.00

What's included

  • Space Place entry



    School Holiday Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 11pm
  • Regular Hours:

  • Tuesday & Friday - 4pm to 11pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 11pm
  • Sunday - 10am to 5.30pm
  • Closed on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, and Christmas Day. Last entry is at 10pm

    On Tuesdays and Fridays, Space Place opens at 4pm, for 4pm bookings you are welcome to explore the galleries and learn about the universe until the first show which is at 5pm.

    On Weekends Space Place opens at 10am, for 10am bookings you are welcome to explore the galleries and learn about the universe before the first show which is at 11am.

    Product Extras: Need to book for more people? Do so as you proceed to check out.

    Location: 40 Salamanca Road, Kelburn, Wellington

  • Child (4 -16 years), Under 4 Free

    Telescope viewings are held using the Thomas Cooke telescope during late nights (Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) as weather permits.

Available Bookings from 22 May to 28 May 2022

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  • Per Child$9.00

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  • Per Adult$14.00
  • Per Child$9.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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ejazza from India wrote on 16 February 2020

Feel the universe

Learn more about our universe and the stars. Very informative with great visuals. Must do activity with kids. They will love it. Must visit today

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byronnz from New Zealand wrote on 12 April 2022


Must see Wellington attraction. Leave time for walking in the botanic gardens.

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michelleb14 from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2022

Informative and Fun

Wonderful planetarium with fun and informative exhibits. Enjoyed wandering around very much.

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carolinew3 from New Zealand wrote on 07 August 2021

Fun & Educational

Kids always have fun when we visit the Space Place. One of our top places to visit when we are in Wellington

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Claire Barlow from New Zealand wrote on 26 July 2021

A great experience with our visitors

We thoroughly enjoyed the value-for-money space experience at Space Place yesterday. The subject material is interesting and engaging and the staff are friendly and helpful. The wee shop has some great gift ideas for children - even children over 30! I have two suggestions for how the experience could be even better: turn up the heating in the planetarium or advise visitors to dress warmly. It got very cold in there. Secondly, if the chap who was presenting could speak at half the speed, we could catch more of the talk - especially those for whom English is their second language. It was still a fabulous experience, so "Thank you team"! :-)

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