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Space Place

Space Place at Carter Observatory (or simply Space Place ) is an observatory in Wellington, New Zealand , located at the top of the Wellington Botanic Garden . The site was originally home to the Wellington City Observatory (nicknamed "The Tin Shed"), established in 1924. This was demolished and replaced by the Carter Observatory, which officially opened on 20 December 1941. Since renamed the Space Place, it is now managed by Museums Wellington , which is part of Experience Wellington, and is a public museum and planetarium with a focus on space and New Zealand astronomy. The Observatory houses a digital planetarium as well as an historic 9 3 ⁄ 4 -inch Cooke refractor telescope , through which evening visitors can observe a variety of Solar System and deep-sky objects .

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Space Place
40 Salamanca Road

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Opening hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 23:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 23:00
10:00 – 23:00
10:00 – 17:00


0 – 3Free
4 – 16NZ$4.00
CSC with IDNZ$7.00
Family (2 adults up to 3 children)NZ$25.00
Friends of Museums WellingtonFree
Seniors with IDNZ$7.00
Students with IDNZ$7.00


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40 Salamanca Road, Wellington

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