Carter Observatory

Carter Observatory information

Wellington , New Zealand
40 Salamanca Rd
+64 4 910 3140
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adult/child $18.50/8
Opening hours
10am-5pm, to 9.30pm Tue & Sat
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At the top of the Botanic Gardens , the Carter Observatory features a full-dome planetarium offering regular shows with virtual tours of the local skies; a multimedia display of Polynesian navigation, Maori cosmology and European explorers; and some of NZ’s finest telescopes and astronomical artefacts. Check the website for evening stargazing times.