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Matariki Space Bus – Ōtaki

Wellington UNESCO City of Film
Carter Observatory, Wellington


Join us on a special voyage to Pōneke’s Carter Observatory on our Matariki Space Bus! Limited to just a few lucky tamariki and parents book in early to one of two trips to see a special film screening in the observatory dome and a talk about Matariki and the stars. Whether you love stars, are curious about Matariki or a full time professional astrophysicist in the making, you’ll love this unique opportunity to visit the observatory with us! Special thanks to the Carter Observatory and Wellington UNESCO City of Film for their sponsorship of this special opportunity! Lunch included: ‘Eat my Lunch’ boxes, filled roll, snack and fruit (vegan & gluten free options available)


The Matariki Space Bus timetable:

Ōtaki, Tuesday July 21

Departing Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road, Ōtaki, – 12:00 PM

Arrives at Carter Observatory/Space Place, Wellington – 1:30 PM


Departing Carter Observatory/Space Place, Wellington –  4:00 PM

Arrives at Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road, Ōtaki – 5:30pm

Please book by sending an email with the names and ages of you and your tamariki. All tamariki must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. One parent or care-giver must accompany up to 4 tamariki.