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. Every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, depending on weather. Contact Space Place if uncertain.
What’s Up in Space?
Each week, Museums Wellington Senior Science Communicator Haritina Mogoșanu gives 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.
Normal Opening Hours:
Tuesday: 4pm – 11pm
Friday: 4pm – 11pm
Saturday: 10am – 11pm
Sunday: 10am – 5:30pm
Last entry at 5pm and 10pm
Closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
School bookings available Monday-Friday during school hours.
Closed on Christmas day
SCHOOL HOLIDAY HOURS:
(The school holiday period gets very busy so it pays to book well in advance for viewings for particular shows. To book, call us on 910 3140 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mon: 10am – 5:30pm
Tues: 10am – 11pm
Wed: 10am – 5:30pm
Thurs: 10am – 5:30pm
Fri: 10am – 11pm
Sat: 10am – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 5:30pm
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.