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Space Place at Carter Observatory

40 Salamanca Road, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
+64 4-910 3140
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The staff are pleasant, but we were misinformed as to the showing on the day we went. We had hoped... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2015
Warkworth, New Zealand
The highlight of our trip

My 10 year old son loved it, almost as much as I did! Lovely staff, and the talk after the show was... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 Salamanca Road, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
+64 4-910 3140
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

The staff are pleasant, but we were misinformed as to the showing on the day we went. We had hoped for information about the galaxy and were shown a film about dinosaurs ! The seats were stained though quite comfortable.

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Reviewed 14 July 2015

My 10 year old son loved it, almost as much as I did! Lovely staff, and the talk after the show was really informative, pointing out some of the stars we look at every night and telling us the story behind them. Really recommend you...More

Thank Bridget74
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The planetarium is well worth a visit two great shows. But rug up it gets pretty windy on top of the mountain.

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Better check before your visit as when we were there at the end of June, it was closed for maintenance, a bit disappointing but can be left for our next visit to Wellington as if is such an exciting city.

Thank lixi2015
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I stumbled across this after a trip up the mount on the cable car and what an amazing place . I was very impressed at the knowledge of the young man taking the lecture and as I was the only one thre he was able...More

Thank SJE80
Reviewed 30 June 2015

we visited the observatory on a whim and had a really great time. The presentation was really fun with the staff member leading the presentation being very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The unfortunate part was that there was a young boys birthday party so we had...More

Thank Lindsay H
Reviewed 15 June 2015

What a fun and interesting museum. I particularly enjoyed the Astronaut film and learning about the night sky and where to find the Southern Cross and Makariki, etc. The galleries were really well presented too and are at a level that appeals to all age...More

Thank SarahP138
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We visited by cable car and spent half a day, watching the show, and exploring the grounds around. The show is not very high-tech, but does bring you the appreciation of how different the Southern hemisphere skies are from the northern that we take for...More

Thank Travelwealthynwise
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Well worth the trip up the hill. Lots of interactive displays and interesting information. I rather liked the theories of creation from a Maori point of view. Very nice telescope. The sky show was very well done.

Thank worldin88days
Reviewed 5 June 2015

We went a while ago . What a great little observatory Excellent for both children and Adults alike.Everything is interactive and you can go around launching rockets .The star show was brilliant and very informative.show, which took you to various planetary systems.Well worth the visit.

Thank julie4240
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Jo K
Does the $12.50 ticket include the film in the observatory or is it a separate fee? I can't figure it out from comments and the information on the website is unclear. thanks 😀
9 October 2016|
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Response from nowiresmatt | Reviewed this property |
It includes one film.