- Visiting Us
Planetarium shows, prices, and how to find us
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- Opening Hours
- What to Expect
- Planetarium Shows
Planetarium shows currently playing at Carter Observatory
- Star Pass Membership
- Carter's Gift Shop
- How to Find Us
Map and directions to Carter Observatory located in Wellington Botanic Garden
- Accessibility to Carter
Information on accessibility at Carter Observatory
- Important Notice about our Telescope Dome
Important Notice about our Telescope Dome repair - March 2013
- Language Translation
Carter Observatory's exhibition in your language
- About Us
Our heritage and our people
What's coming up
- Venue Hire
Corporate events & birthday parties
School programmes and resources
- Contact Us
Various ways you can contact the team at Carter Observatory
Accessibility to Carter
Carter Observatory is an accessible visitor attraction. We are working hard to be as accessible to every visitor as we can be, although we are the first to admit there is more to be done. Be assured that we are working to address the issues raised by our visitors in our furture developments.
We look forward to welcoming you here at Carter Observatory.
Arriving at Carter
Many visitors arrive at Carter from the Wellington Cable Car. The Cable Car is accessible at both ends of the journey, including all stations in between.
There is a designated disabled carpark right outside our front door.
This parking space is accessed via Salamanca Road, at the turn off to the Meterological Office at the top of Bolton Street.
Inside, we are a wheel chair friendly environment, with the exception of our Thomas Cooke Telescope Dome located up a flight of 12 stairs.
The environment contains number of galleries that are relatively dark with colourful, bright backlit panels, rich in colour and text.
The galleries have a number of multimedia kiosks with video clips and can get noisy in rare moments when several of them are playing at the same time.
There are two allocated wheelchair spaces inside our planetarium - no one should miss that show! There is also a designated disabled bathroom onsite.
Be Accessible Assessment
Be. Accessible has completed a Be. Welcome Assessment for Carter Observatory.
This location has been rated a Silver Organisation - defined as having good levels of accessibility in a number of areas.
For a full accessibility report visit: www.beaccessible.org.nz/find