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“great interactive observatory”

Space Place at Carter Observatory
Ranked #21 of 236 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Space Place at Carter Observatory offers visitors a state of the art, digital planetarium with an almost limitless range of virtual space journeys, along with multi-media exhibits that tell the Maori and European story of New Zealand's southern skies and the role of the stars in navigation. Space Place re-opened in March 2010 as a world class visitor attraction after a multi-million dollar refit. Over its 70 year history it has served as New Zealand's national observatory and this legacy is reflected in a collection of New Zealand astronomical history, including the oldest telescope of its kind operating in New Zealand. Space Place offers a fun learning experience for kids and visitors of all ages - we hope you'll have a blast! Open hours: During school holidays (public): Open: 10am daily, closing at 5.30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday and at 11pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Space Place is closed on Christmas Day
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Wonderful exhibits on astronomy and lots of hands on activities. The staff is warm, knowledgable and welcoming. I wish we could have spent more time....

Thank yaflincoln
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I took my 6 year old niece and we both really enjoyed it. Lots to see, some of it hands on for the littlies. We took in a show which was fantastic. The person hosting it explained the stars etc and pointed out things we could see in the night sky. A great experience. I would go back to see different shows too.

Thank Ah62
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Excellent displays cover a wide array of astronomy, making it useful to kids and adults alike. The 360° Cinema has always something interesting showing. We enjoy every time we visit and even more so our growing boy. An essential Wellington attraction.

Thank Deeeedoooo
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Enjoyed getting there, comfortable seats, interesting and well explained ,great presentation. well worth going to.

Thank Greyhairedn0mad
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Take the Cable Car and have ride to the Observatory to see the wonders of the universe. Perfect activity for rainy days in Wellington.

1  Thank Jussiluukkonen
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