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.
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.
Hours (after 15 October 2017)
Tuesday & Friday
4pm to 11pm (last entry 10pm, last Planetarium show 9pm)
10am to 11pm (last entry 10pm, last Planetarium show 9pm)
10am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
Closed on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays
School bookings available Monday-Friday during school hours.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: Thursday 21st December – Tuesday 6th February 2018
Closed on Christmas day
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 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.
T: +64 4 910 3140
40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn, Wellington 6012
Located at the top of the Cable Car, just a short stroll from the terminus.