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Space Place at Carter Observatory

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Address: 40 Salamanca Road, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
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+64 4-910 3140
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 17:30
Tue 10:00 - 23:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:30
Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Space Place at Carter Observatory offers visitors a state of the art,...

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

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The place of space

The space place was one of the most excellent experience that we had in wellington or at least that's what I thought

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The space place was one of the most excellent experience that we had in wellington or at least that's what I thought

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to an observatory before and so was slightly disappointed with the presentation which seemed more suitable for children. However, the guide knew what he was talking about and kept us all enthralled.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Space Place was awesome because there is a commit and part of the moon to touch I think you should definitely give it some time to think about it.

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Thank Pippa R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The carter observatory (aka space place) is a great way to learn about the thing we call space I highly recommend watching the documentary in the dome. it's an experience I won't forget!

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Thank Sahara S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Space Place is a cool astronomy place. I liked the theater room where you got to learn about stars and constellations. I also liked learning about the temperatures of each different planet.

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Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

my girls are 11 and 12 years old they loved it too!! so interesting the digital show in the dome was amazing and we learnt so much about the stars and how things started we all loved it a lot and the price was so reasonable for a family, well done guys would recommend this to anyone even adults or... More 

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Thank Tracy R
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space place is amazing it is so cool I was the sun in the tour room and I had to hold 8 rings on my finger for all the planets

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Reviewed 1 week ago

space place was very good because you can watch videos about space and planets and how space works IT IS FUN

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Thank Liam G
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It was a cool place but not as cool as I thought but the monitor was really cool and the videos were great please take this in thank

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I grew up with a planetarium in Minneapolis and I loved it so much. This is a great museum, very informative and. Ow overwhelming. We saw a great 45-minute video on Astronomers and then a tour of the southern sky. it was great! So glad that children of this are have this experience to learn about the universe.

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