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Doctor Who: Worlds of Wonder science exhibition heads to Wellington, New Zealand

Who has arrived in New Zealand?

Famously bigger on the inside, the TARDIS arrived in Wellington for the Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder: Where Science Meets Fiction | Doctor Who Ngā Ao Mīharo: Te tūtakitanga o te Pūtaiao ki te Pakimaero exhibition opening at Tākina, Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 1.

Doctor Who fans will have the opportunity to come face to face with the show’s iconic characters, share the Doctor’s adventures and explore some of the worlds visited on screen. This is the first time the exhibition has left UK shores.

Tickets to the exhibition can be purchased online from today here

The TARDIS landing at Wellington

To celebrate its arrival down under, a short journey through time and space ended at Wellington Airport when the TARDIS touched down on the runway at 1am earlier this month.

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder: Where Science Meets Fiction explores the science behind the global hit series Doctor Who. Visitors experience many of the Doctor’s adventures, come face to face with a selection of iconic characters and explore some of the worlds visited on screen, all whilst learning about the real life science behind some of those memorable moments.

Part of the exhibition is the Monster Vault where visitors will come face to face with many of the Doctor’s alien adversaries and learn about their connections with real science. Created in collaboration with BBC Studios, scientific themes such as artificial intelligence, DNA manipulation and cloning – all of which have featured in Doctor Who episodes – are explored and explained.

Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau says the chance to explore such an iconic show is too good to miss.

“Tickets for this incredible, other worldly exhibition are now on sale. It’s time to get ready to travel through time and space and explore the universe of Doctor Who and the science that has played such a crucial role in the show’s history.

“I know Wellingtonians and visitors alike are going to love this exhibition and we can’t wait to welcome people to another great event at Tākina.”

WellingtonNZ Events and Experiences general manager Heidi Morton says:

“Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder offers another dimension to the packed Wellington winter calendar that includes Visa Wellington On a Plate, World of WearableArt and two All Blacks tests. With the latest series of Doctor Who screening on Disney+ from May 11, the exhibition is on at a perfect time.”

Wellington Airport Head of Operations Matthew Palliser said:

“While it was an out of the ordinary landing for our the runway, there was no disruption to aircraft using more conventional means of flight. Fortunately the TARDIS landed before our first flight of the day and didn’t require baggage handlers or refuelling.”

The exhibition is a partnership between Wellington City Council and Sarner International, delivered by WellingtonNZ. It is produced by Sarner International under license from BBC Studios.

Tickets to the exhibition can be purchased online from today here

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