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A group of astronauts look to the skies as a rocket takes off. The sky and ground are red, suggesting they are on Mars

Destination Mars

Head into outer space on this interactive experience where gaming wizardry plus captivating live action equals high-stakes adventure!

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  • When | Āhea 11 Dec 2021 – 20 Mar 2022
  • Where | Ki hea Amokura Gallery, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Adult: $25
    Concession: $20
    Child: $15
    Family A (1 Adult
    2 Children): $50
    Family B (2 Adults
    2 Children): $70
  • Ages | Te reanga 6+
  • Allow | Me whakarite Destination Mars is a 45-minute experience
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Immersive digital and sound experiences
    • Hands-on activities
    • Accessible toilets and baby changing room
    • No food, drink, or double buggies

    Find out more about accessibility at Te Papa

It’s 2034, and you are on the planet Mars. As the engineer in the control room on an international space station, you protect the base’s support systems and power up the next rocket launch. But when a solar flare plunges your community into danger, you must work together to avert disaster. Have you got what it takes to save the day?

From the makers of the popular APOLLO 13: Mission Control which toured the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand, HACKMAN has gathered a top team of game developers, designers and live performers to create Destination Mars.

Seated within a giant dome environment, Destination Mars is a completely immersive experience. Follow crew instructions, attend to your console, or marvel as the action unfolds.

High-tech yet full of heart, this 45-minute experience is the perfect escapism for grown-ups and intrepid kids aged 6+. Family packages are available.


He wā rānei, i hiahia koe ki te haere ki tuarangi?, ki te wāhi e kīa nei e te pākehā, ko te ‘outer space’. Koinei te wā! Haere mai ki Tuarangi, ki runga o Rangawhenua (Mars). He tākaro kēmu te mahi, kāore i rerekē i ngā kēmu ka tākarohia i tō wāea pūkoro. Ehara i te tuarangi tūturu, erangi he whakaaturanga toi, ka noho koe ki roto anō nei kei tuarangi koe.

He mea whakahaere tēnei whakaaturanga ki rō whare porowhita nunui (Giant Dome Enviroment), whāia ngā tohutohu ā tō tīma, tiakina tō īpapa, kōrero ki ō hoa, noho noa iho rānei ki te mātakitaki i te ātaahua o ngā mahi.

45 mēneti te roa, haria mai te whānau, ngā tamariki, me 6 tau+.


Presented in association with the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts.

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