Following direction from Mayor Andy Foster, Space Place is now closed until further notice. We understand this may be disappointing but to contain the spread of Covid-19 this is the best action to take. We will continue to monitor advice from the Wellington City Council and Ministry of Health.
We’re working on alternative and innovative ways to present our creative experiences to you and we’ll share any updates or changes on our website here and social media channels.
Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawanui. Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.
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
To protect against the risk of Covid-19, Space place has made the decision to suspend all telescope viewings. We understand this may be disappointing but in the interests of minimising the spread of Covid-19 we feel this is the best action to take.
On a clear night you can look through the giant telescope and roam the spectacular southern skies. It’s star-gazing at its finest. Every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, depending on weather. Contact Space Place if uncertain.
What’s Up in Space?
Each week, our Communication Team give you a heads up of what is appearing in the night sky.
Keep up to date with what’s going on in our universe and beyond here.
See our Space Place events, courses and more.
During the school term visitors are welcome;
Tuesday: 4pm – 11pm
Friday: 4pm – 11pm
Saturday: 10am – 11pm
Sunday: 10am – 5:30pm
Last entry is 5pm and 10pm
(2020 School Term dates; Term 1, Monday 10 February – Thursday 9 April, Term 2, Tuesday 28 April – Friday 3 July, Term 3, Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September, Term 4, Monday 12 October – Friday 18 December)
Our team of Space educators are exciting young minds and helping to build our future in space exploration. We teach early childhood up to year 13 students.
School bookings available Monday-Friday during school hours, 9am-2.30pm.
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 Museum 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 schools and tour groups.
Ticket parking is available at the 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.