Space Place at Carter Observatory – venue for hire

A variety of spaces at Space Place are available for hire including the Planetarium. You can also arrange to use the historic telescope or take a tour.

Historic telescope in the Carter Observatory dome.

Space Place, near the top of the Cable Car, is the ideal place for your next function. Dine under the stars at the Planetarium, and enjoy stargazing with the observatory's historic telescope.

Space Place at Carter Observatory


  • Full venue: 150 people for cocktails
  • Planetarium: 70 for seated dinner and show


Contact Space Place for details.

Rooms and spaces

  • Dine under the stars in The Planetarium – an experience unique in New Zealand
  • The OMV Exploration Room seats 30–80 people, catering for up to 100 for cocktails
  • The Community Trust of Wellington Library seats 10–12 people
  • The Gallery is perfect for coffee and cake or canapes and cocktails for up to 180 people
  • Historic telescope with star gazing available on request
  • Tailored tours of our multimedia exhibits on our Southern Skies are available


Space Place is in the Botanic Garden, a 2-minute walk from the top of the Cable Car.

Contact and address

Space Place

Phone: 04 910 3140


Street address: 40 Salamanca Road, Kelburn