Pricing and Conditions

Adult $14.00
(16 year(s) and under)
Other charges angle-down

Gold Card Holder / NZ Student (NZ ID required): $12, Preschool Child (0-3 years): Free, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): $45, Friends of Museum Wellington: Free.

Cancellation Policy angle-down

Telescope viewing is weather dependent.

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor rating Based on 472 reviews


At Space Place we share the stories of our New Zealand skies through multimedia exhibits, interactive galleries, the historic Thomas Cooke telescope and our digital, full-dome planetarium. Learn about planets, stars, constellations and galaxies and New Zealand’s contribution to astronomy and space sciences. Complete your trip through the galaxy, look back in time to our history of exploration with the transit of Venus and Māori starlore.

Opening times

Business hours:
Check our website for opening hours
Months of operation:
All months of the year


40 Salamanca Road (top of the Cable Car), Wellington Central, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
Approximately 20 minutes drive, 9.2km to Wellington Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
Wellington Railway Station 7 minutes drive, 2.6km direct route.
decisions Proximity to town:
A short 10 minute cable car ride from Lambton Quay to the top of the Cable Car.

Looking for deals

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor rating Based on 472 reviews

Find similar things to do in the Wellington region

Find a place to stay in the Wellington region

The content on this page was created by Space Place at Carter Observatory

This website helps visitors connect with providers of great New Zealand tourism experiences. It is not intended to give any assurance that any particular provider meets certain quality standards or legal obligations. Please contact this business for more information. See also: terms of use(opens in new window).