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Destination Mars – Friday evening sessions

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

  • When | Āhea Fri 28 Jan 2022, 7.00pm–7.45pm
    Fri 11 Feb 2022, 7.00pm–7.45pm
    Fri 18 Mar 2022, 7.00pm–7.45pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Amokura Gallery, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu $45 (ticket price includes a drink)

Join us for our exclusive after-dark Destination Mars series.

Grab yourself a wine, beer, or soft drink and head into outer space on this brand-new interactive adventure at Te Papa.

Do you love live theatre and space? Want to have an epic night at the museum? This child-free event is the perfect Friday night excursion for you and your friends.

Book now to secure your spot for these one-off evening sessions to Destination Mars.


Click on your desired date above to be taken to Ticketmaster’s website. From there, select the 7pm session.

About Destination Mars

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.

Accessibility information

Destination Mars is an immersive theatre performance. It contains loud noises, fast-moving visual effects, and audience interaction. May not be suitable for those who experience sensory overload.

A view of the Destination Mars set, featuring a series of desks shaped like rings with screens on them, and a giant screen on the wall, circling the set with a Martian landscape on it


The Destination Mars set, 2021. Photo by Verity Mackintosh, courtesy of Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts