Te Manawa, Palmerston North

4.5
#2 of 18 in Museums in Manawatu-Wanganui Region
Admire the creativity and science at Te Manawa, a museum, art gallery, and science center with numerous exhibits and interactive displays. Discover a collection with pieces developed in the museums as well as national and international displays. The venue features everything from historical rugby objects to glowworms, and children especially will appreciate interactive displays like the light ray activity. Recharge at the downstairs cafe when you are finished exploring. Plan trip to Palmerston North with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • September 15, 2017
    Had to take our daughter day after we went because we left early the day before today we enjoyed every part of it...learning about History and having fun it's all for free....we went a bit early but d...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    A great place to visit, with fantastic regularly changing exhibitions, some exclusive to the region. A must for anyone with littlies too, the kids section is amazing!!  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Perfect place to take the kids. No cost, entertains them for hours rain or shine... even has the rugby museum if dad gets bored.. A+++++  more »
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  • September 13, 2017
    It's great for kids and it's great for people interested in art. Unfortunately, if you aren't under the age of 9 or into art then going there once is enough and the second time it won't really be interesting.
  • August 29, 2017
    Fantastic museum. Loved the Topp twins exhibition. Great place. I would recommend a visit.
  • May 25, 2017
    We traveled up for the day for the Dinosaur Exhibition. Excellent staff, great access and a nice wee gift shop. Excellent play area both inside and out for the children.
  • June 30, 2017
    A relaxing but informative place to wander on a cold winters afternoon.
  • February 20, 2017
    Think Wellington's Te Papa museum, but on a smaller more manageable scale. A great place for all ages, with lots of interesting things to see and do. Well worth the visit.

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