Kia ora, Wellington is in COVID-19 Alert Level 1.
Space Place remains open under Alert Level 1.
The health and safety of our visitors and staff is very important to us so we continue to follow Ministry of Health advice and guidelines around physical distancing, hygiene, visitor numbers and contact tracing. All visitors are asked to stay home if they are feeling unwell, to maintain physical distancing while in our sites and are required to complete contract tracing upon entering via the NZ COVID Tracer app or manually.
We’ll continue to monitor advice from the Wellington City Council and Ministry of Health and will share updates here and on social media.
We can do this Pōneke! Arohanui.
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.
Thomas Cooke Telescope
On a clear pō, you can look through the giant telescope and roam the spectacular southern skies. It’s star-gazing at its finest. Every Rātū, Rāmere, and Rāhoroi depending on the weather. Contact Space Place if uncertain.
The reappearance of the Matariki mgā whetū in our night sky signals the beginning of the Māori New Year. Matariki is a time for us to reflect on the past and celebrate the future. Learn more about Matariki at Space Place and online here.
The Light Pollution Project
Join Space Place in a Citizen Science project where we measure light pollution — the excessive use of light at night, in Pōneke and take action to darken our skies. Learn all about light pollution and the project here.
What’s Up in tuarangi
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.
26th July – 26th September
Tuesday: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 4pm to 10pm
Saturday: 10am to 10pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Last entry 30 mins before close
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 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 school groups 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.