Te Awamutu Space Centre, Kihikihi

#3 of 8 in Childrens Museums in North Island
An inspiriting venue for all ages, Te Awamutu Space Centre presents the world of astronomy through audiovisual media, interactive activities, and a range of displays. The highlight of the center is a collection of items from both the American and Soviet space programs. When you learn about the history of manned spaced exploration, you can use interactive screens to tour the Solar System and take a peak at the star attractions of New Zealand's night sky. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Kihikihi holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Te Awamutu Space Centre and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Do not pass this unassuming building by! My friends and I popped in for a quick visit out of curiosity, and ended up restructuring the entire day so we could stay for longer. Dave was so informative a...  more »
  • What an awesome surprise to find such a well equipped, informative and fun space centre in Kihikihi. The Mission ISS Virtual Reality experience was amazing - a must do!  more »
  • My husband and I spent a couple hours at the Te Awamutu Space Centre and enjoyed every minute of it. Such fascinating pieces, articles and other space memorabilia. The best part was the virtual realit...  more »
  • So worth going to, such an amazing collection here, with some unique memorabilia. Really enjoyed wandering through and learning about science and space travel, in an easy informative way. There's interactive stuff for kids and adults to enjoy, a VR experience available, it's affordable and worth it. They have a small shop too. Very friendly and helpful curators, who put lots of passion in to this centre. I'm planning on going again!
  • Set expectations accordingly, this is a small town science center. However, my two kids loved it. Planned on being there for around 45 minutes, and ended up staying for more than 2 and a half hours! Use the worksheets to get the kids to pay attention and you can't go wrong. So much info and great presentation for a small place.
  • What an amazing collection! Could have spent hours there...well worth a visit. Great for all ages.
  • This place is great. To be honest I was not expecting much from the size of it, but it kept two kids (ages 6 and 8) entertained for over two hours working on their cadet badges and using the interactive features. Would definitely recommend.
  • There for Father's Day - What a hoot. Great time with the kids. Took all four: 4.75, 3.5, 1.5 and six months. The centre kept the older three occupied, interested, and getting educated for a couple of hours. I also had fun, there's loads of information to absorb!

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