Timings : Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:00 AM - 5:30 AM, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : NZD 14 - Adult
NZD 12 - Concession card
NZD 9 - Child
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Space Place at Carter Observatory is a planetarium housed inside the historical unit of the famous astronomical, observatory located at the top of Wellington Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand. The observatory is named after Charles Carter, who left his estate that turned into what we know as the Royal Society of New Zealand. This society aimed to build a full-fledged astronomical observatory unit near Wellington Parliament which eventually led to the set up of the Space Place Carter Observatory.
Initially a site for academic research in astronomy, the observatory turned into the National Observatory of New Zealand in the year 1977. The place is now a full-fledged tourist spot that attracts visitors from far and wide to have a peek into the subject of astronomy with a curious objective.
The observatory is fully equipped with modern facilities that will make your visit a fulfilled and a memorable one with a lot of detailed insight about space and astronomy. Therefore if you plan a trip to New Zealand anytime soon, you should definitely make it a point to visit the observatory, especially so if you have children accompanying you.