Te Awamutu Space Centre, Kihikihi

4.9
#3 of 9 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. Take a look at our Kihikihi travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Te Awamutu Space Centre and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • July 6, 2017
    My two boys school visited the space centre and it was not a let down so much knowledge Dave had was incredible even as a parent it was so much to take in Thanks Dave  more »
  • July 1, 2017
    Our school visited Dave after spending a few weeks focusing on Space for our school inquiry. Dave was very engaging and informative. All our tamariki had a blast and left having learned more and very ...  more »
  • June 23, 2017
    Lots of fun and learning to be had. The VR experience of the space station was brilliant, and four year old loved the space toys. Something for everyone.  more »
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  • September 20, 2017
    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.
  • September 3, 2017
    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!
  • September 4, 2017
    Dave has created something special. Our whole family love this place.
  • April 16, 2017
    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.
  • April 16, 2017
    This place is great. It was good to try the new VR machine.

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