Space Place

At Space Place 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.

Planetarium
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. From adorable aliens and spectacular images of the planets to the wonders of space travel and exploration, each show includes a live presentation of the night sky over New Zealand.

See our list of shows and times here.

Interactive Galleries
Explore our galleries including a do-it-yourself Black Hole and asteroids you can pick up. You’ll find a real moon rock, learn about the historic Apollo missions of the late 1960s and experience a rocket blast-off. In the Tūhura Space Module you can experience what it feels like to be inside a spaceship.

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.

Thomas Cooke Telescope
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

Hours

Tuesday & Friday
4pm to 11pm (last entry 10pm)

Saturday
10am to 11pm (last entry 10pm)

Sunday
10am to 5.30pm  (last entry 5pm)

Closed on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays

School bookings available Monday-Friday during school hours.

School holiday hours
(14 April 2017 – 30 April 2017)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays & Sunday
10am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
10am to 11pm (last entry 10pm)

Closed on Christmas day

ADMISSION PRICES

Adult $12.50
Senior/student $10
Child (4-16 years) $8
Under four years: free
Family (two adults and up to three children) $39

Bookings are essential for all schools and tour groups

PARKING

Parking is available at Skyline car park, located on Upland Road (charges apply). There are limited parking spaces outside Space Place reserved especially for mobility permit holders.

CONTACT US

HOW TO FIND US

40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn, Wellington 6012

Located at the top of the Cable Car, just a short stroll from the terminus.

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