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 Ngā Tautangata and spectacular images of the planets to the wonders and exploration through te tuarangi, each show includes a live presentation of the night sky over Aotearoa.
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 marama 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 ngā whetū, and learn the importance of Matariki, the astronomical event that marks the Māori New Year.
On a clear pō, you can look through one of our telescopes and roam the spectacular southern skies. It’s star-gazing at its finest. Every Rātū, Rāmere, and Rāhoroi, starting approx 1 hour after sunset and depending on the weather. Contact Space Place if uncertain.
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20th of December – 8th of February
*(Public holiday hours) Christmas Eve – Friday 24th of December, 10am – 5pm
*Closed – Christmas Day, Saturday 25th of December
Monday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 11pm
Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Friday: 10am to 11pm
Saturday: 10am to 11pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Last entry 30 mins before close
The last planetarium show at night starts at 9pm.
Gold Card Holder / NZ Student (NZ ID required): $12
Child (4-16 years): $9
Preschool Child (0-3 years): Free
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): $45
Friends of Museums Wellington: Free
Please note that children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Bookings are essential for all school groups and tour groups.
Wilson parking is available at 1 Upland Road. 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.