The holidays are upon us and the The New Zealand Festival of the Arts is in full swing in the museum with the recently opened live experience Destination Mars. Come along and spend some time at Our Place over the holidays with your loved ones.

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+.

Click here to book your ticket at your special members’ rate (bookings via Ticketek). Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Ticketing Desk on Level 2, Te Papa.

Ticket costs: Adult $25, Friend Member $19

When visiting Te Papa on the day please have your membership card ready to show at the admission desk, Level 4.