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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  • I had seen a pamphlet for this at the Te Awamutu museum, then it was featured on "Country Life" on the radio the same week. Made a special effort to drive up form Waikanae and it was worth it. Some hi...  more »
  • Took my octogenarian mother and six year old daughter here and we all enjoyed it. Loads for all age groups. Ended up staying about 3 hours and gave the place a thoroughly good look over, so much inter...  more »
  • Today my grandson and I visited the Space Centre at Kihikihi, Te Awamutu. What an amazing collection of space memorabilia! Also my grandson was able to play and learn by using many of the interactive ...  more »
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Dave has created something special. Our whole family love this place.
  • Space Dave is fantastic. He's very knowledgeable and open. His facilities are okay. He has some fun interactive displays. Worth a drive to TA.
  • This place is great. It was good to try the new VR machine.

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