Space Place at Carter Observatory

New Zealand's longest-serving national observatory - celebrating the stories of the Southern Skies through:

- A new multimedia exhibition

- Digital full-dome planetarium

- Public programmes and special events

- Curriculum-based learning programmes for schools

- Heritage book and astromical artefact collection

- Telescope viewing: daytime solar viewing and evening stargazing sessions (weather dependent)

Contact Details

PO Box 893 Wellington 6140 New Zealand

04 910 3140

Visitor Information

40 Salamanca Road Wellington Botanic Gardens Kelburn Wellington

During public school terms: Tuesday 4pm - 11pm Thursday 4pm - 11pm Saturday 10am - 11pm Sunday 10am - 5:30pm During public school holidays: Open daily from 10 am. Closes at 5:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Closes at 11pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.


Function space

Membership club


Public programmes

Reference library


Wheelchair access

Other Facilities

Multimedia Exhibition/ Digital Full-Dome Planetarium /Heritage Building/ Heritage Telescopes /Learning Programmes /Venue for Daytime and Evening Events/ Special Events and Programmes
-41.282047 174.76628 16 Space Place at Carter Observatory