Space Place at Carter Observatory, Wellington

4.5
#2 of 12 in Childrens Museums in North Island
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. A visit to Space Place at Carter Observatory represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Wellington online route builder to plot your vacation.
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  • We had a lot of fun exploring the different hands-on exhibits (even if I am in my mid 30s), learning about the solar system and space travel, and the Maori names for different solar objects. The video...  more »
  • I did enjoy my visit to the observatory, i thought it was well laid out and has something in there of interest for everyone. I was there on a Sunday morning and was there for one of the shows in the p...  more »
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  • A wonderful find when wandering around the Botanical Gardens. Make surely to book a night show at the planetarium, then you can take advantage of the telescope, if the sky is clear, and not too windy. The displays are informative, and generally a nice addition to your cable car trip to the top.
  • Very well laid out displays with lots of information and cool stuff to see. You get one planetarium show included in the price, but it was inexpensive to add a second. The "We Are Aliens" was good but the "Dinosaurs at Dusk" was excellent - my 7 year old thoroughly enjoyed this.
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