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Matariki Space Bus – Paraparaumu

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:

Paraparaumu, Wednesday July 22

Departing Paraparaumu Station (KĀPITI) – 12:00 PM

Arrive at Carter Observatory/Space Place, Wellington – 1:00 PM


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

Arrive at Paraparaumu Station (KĀPITI) – 5:00 PM

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.