— Dominion Post
An exciting dip into a bold new world of real-time, interactive theatre.
Head into outer space on this interactive experience where gaming wizardry plus captivating live action equals high-stakes adventure!
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.
Or secure a seat for the one-off child-free evening session of Destination Mars on Fri 22 April at 7.00pm - doors open at 6.15pm for drinks in Espresso on Level 4.
Saving Mars is bound to work up an appetite, so complete your ‘out of this world’ experience with the Destination Mars cosmic burger from Te Papa's Level 1 cafe. Book here.
From Thursday 14 April the whole of Aotearoa New Zealand is at Orange.
Destination Mars is running at limited capacity.
- Please wear a mask
- Please stay home if you are sick, free transfers or refunds are available. Phone Ticketmaster on 0800 111 999.
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+
HACKMAN - Kip Chapman & Brad Knewstubb
Joel Baxendale, Emma Katene, Hannah Kelly, Arlo Gibson & Isadora Lao
NZXR - Joe O'Sullivan, Joel Schroyen, James Everett & Emma Middlemiss
Game / Environment Design
Pedro Klein, Nguyen "Sammie" Thuong, Michael Jeon & Rasyiqah Takiyaudin
Set Realisation & Construction
- Wheelchair accessible
- Noise-Reducing Earmuffs available at Te Papa reception
- Social Story available
Read Social Story for Destination Mars
Various session times available daily. Adult-only evening session on at Fri 22 Apr 19:00.
Suitable for children 6 years+, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
In person door prices :
Adult $26, Child $16, Concession $21, Family A $53, Family B $75