The Space & Science Festival is grateful for the support of the following organizations who champion ongoing educational opportunities throughout the year.


WREDA is the new Regional Economic Development Agency for the lower North Island, combining the economic development activities of Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council to advance the prosperity and live-ability of the Wellington region.  WREDA combines the political and commercial clout of the region to drive innovation and economic activity, and enhance the region’s reputation as a centre of world-class film, IT, education, arts, food and tourism.

Futureintech is a government funded organization and works to increase the number of young New Zealanders choosing careers in technology, engineering and science.  The Futureintech programme’s main focus is on bringing people who already work in technology, engineering and science-related industries into schools. By sharing their experiences and pathways, we can inspire young New Zealanders to explore careers in areas where there is strong demand for people with the right skills.

Wellington Astronomical Society is an incorporated society and registered charity for promoting astronomy in and around the Wellington region.   We are active in public outreach activities through local libraries, schools, science festivals as well as our own public events.  Meetings and observing evenings are freely open to all and are held at Space Place at Carter Observatory, on the 1st Wednesday of the month (except January). Research group @ 6:45pm; Social meeting @ 7:30pm.

Hutt City Council supports a vibrant eco-system of science, technology & engineering communities, including 1st Assembly, Hutt Science and Hutt City Libraries



1st Assembly is a community of like-minded designers, engineers, craftspeople and entrepreneurs who collaborate to foster hardware innovation, economic development and social good. Our expertise extends across multiple industries from product design, UX design and electrical engineering.

Hutt City Libraries delivers a range of of science, technology & engineering experiences into the local communities. Today they work with robots, stop-motion animation, lego and other amazing capabilities to inspire kids in their local communities and beyond.

Hutt Science is an exciting initiative by Hutt City Council to help engage and enthuse young people about science and technology.  We work by resourcing and supporting local educators and students and promoting linkages between schools, tertiary institutions and science and technology employers in Lower Hutt.



Educating and Supporting New Zealand Schools and Rocketeers

Aerospace Education is Australasia’s only company specifically dedicated to Rocketry Education, Events and Entertainment, with a plethora of educational resources and programmes for schools and a wide range of rocketry kits, motors, parts and electronics form the world’s major suppliers.

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer led after school coding clubs for kiwi kids.  Club resources are created by a network of volunteers and utilised on club nights to get kids excited about the digital world.  Kids love tapping into their creativity to create computer games, animations, and websites.  Our goal is to inspire children to build and share their ideas, learning along the way.  Code Club is about encouraging computational thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and teamwork.


Located in the heart of Dunedin, Otago Museum is home to an astonishing collection of objects and stories from New Zealand, the Pacific and the world. It features a hands-on science centre in Discovery World and an exotic butterfly house experience in the Tropical Forest. Visitors can almost touch the stars in the Museum’s latest attraction – a state of the art planetarium offering a 360° immersive dome experience.
Free Admission, Free WI-FI, Open Daily 10AM–5PM

U.S. Embassy New Zealand aims to better engage young people in New Zealand to solve the pressing challenges of today while also building greater connectivity and networks to shape the world of tomorrow.

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