Stargazing 101

New Zealand has some of the absolute best skies for stargazing in the world. This five-week Monday night course is for people who look up at our skies and wonder which stars are twinkling back at them. No prior knowledge is required – just a desire to know more about the skies and how they are used in everyday life including navigation. The course has limited numbers so bookings are essential. It is suitable for ages 10 and up. Take the opportunity to walk through the gardens or Tournament parking is available at the top of the Cable Car.

SPACE PLACE / 7PM – 8:30PM / MONDAYS 1 APRIL- 29 APRIL/ $100 PER PERSON / BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

 

Photo Credit: Mark Gee

Sci-Fi Sundays: Back to the Future

Sci-Fi Sundays: Back to the Future

Go back in time with this family favourite!  It’s the ‘80s classic directed by Robert Zemeckis (Contact, Forrest Gump) and stars Michael J Fox who plays Marty McFly – a 17-year-old high school student who accidentally gets sent back thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown played by Christopher Lloyd. PG Rating

SPACE PLACE / SUN 29 APR, 6:30PM / $10 CHILD (Under 16) $15 ADULT

Following Chinese Footprints: A Chinese History Walk

Following Chinese Footprints: A Chinese History Walk 

Join Lynette Shum (Oral History Adviser, Alexander Turnbull Library) for a walking tour that traces Chinese histories through central Wellington. Finish with a pot of Chinese tea at the Poon Fah Association.

The rain date for this event is Saturday 28th April – You must be available for both dates.

WELLINGTON MUSEUM / SAT 14 APR 1PM – 3PM / $20 / BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Flux Co-Lab 2.0

Flux Co-Lab 2.0 is the second instalment of collaborative drawing at Wellington Museum.

Get your illustration pens out and head to Wellington Museum for the second instalment of Flux Co-Lab! It will be an evening of collaborative drawing and Illustration where you’ll be creating a second piece of collaged art which will adorn the giant tube that stands on Queens Wharf. With TV DiSKO providing rare vinyl sounds as you draw, this should be one cool evening of creativity.

RSVP to reserve your seat at a table of 8 – if you would like to book a whole table, please reserve eight tickets. We cannot guarantee seating layout and availability for table bookings. Includes some materials.

WELLINGTON MUSEUM / THUR 22 MAR, 7PM / ENTRY BY KOHA / CASH BAR AVAILABLE / RSVP ESSENTIAL

Nairn Street Preservation Society presents Good Suds: Soap Making with Hebe Botanicals

Using herbs from the Cottage Garden and other natural ingredients, Sandra & Steve from Hebe Botanicals discuss and demonstrate the full soap-making process, and touch on other processes they use in making their range of natural beauty and health products. Gain the knowledge to make your own soap at home, and take away a sample of beautiful hand-made Hebe Botanicals soap.

Cable Car Hoopla!

Celebrate the 115th Anniversary of Wellington’s beloved Cable Car at Cable Car Hoopla!

Take a wild ride up a decorated Cable Car, then join the party at the top of the tracks with live music, food & drink. Acts include The Nudge, Disasteradio and DJs Oonaverse, Mos locos & Eclectica.
Presented by the Cable Car Museum in collaboration with Wellington Cable Car & Wellington Botanic Garden.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your allocated ticket time as the Cable Car will depart on time. The rain date is Saturday the 4th November, participants must be available for both dates.

Participants will be notified by email after 1pm on Friday the 3rd if the event will be postponed. Updates will also be posted on the Museums Wellington website and on the Facebook event.

 

 

The Penguin & the Sea Monster

Join Anna Bailey and String Bean Puppets for The Penguin & the Sea Monster at Wellington Museum.

Get the kids along to join Anna Bailey and String Bean Puppets as they present a starry eyed story about a little blue penguin who seeks help from the night sky when his friend is captured by a sea monster. The children can get up close to a very cute little blue penguin and learn about these special little birds and the ocean where they live who need protection from rubbish. The show also introduces some constellations Maori recognised in the sky, Te Matau a Maui (fish hook of Maui) and Te Ra o Tainui (a large waka). Best for up to 10 year olds. Bookings Essential. Doors Open at 1pm, show starts at 1.30pm.

The Penguin & the Sea Monster

Join Anna Bailey and String Bean Puppets for The Penguin & the Sea Monster at Wellington Museum.

Get the kids along to join Anna Bailey and String Bean Puppets as they present a starry eyed story about a little blue penguin who seeks help from the night sky when his friend is captured by a sea monster. The children can get up close to a very cute little blue penguin and learn about these special little birds and the ocean where they live who need protection from rubbish. The show also introduces some constellations Maori recognised in the sky, Te Matau a Maui (fish hook of Maui) and Te Ra o Tainui (a large waka). Best for up to 10 year olds. Bookings Essential. Doors Open at 10.30am.