Te Manawa, Palmerston North

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Specialty Museum
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. Put Te Manawa and other Palmerston North attractions into our Palmerston North vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We visited Manawa museum and the rugby museum at the same time. This was an awesome place to visit. a bit of history. nostalgia, and of course our great national sport rugby. Another exhibition on at ...  more »
  • A rather small museum, some attractions you need to pay. Great for students, those new to New Zealand and learning about NZ culture.  more »
  • Great to have a look at this Museum & learn more about "Palmy" & its history & surrounding areas. Don't miss the "little" cinema & their old news reels constantly showing. Also the river exhibition.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Took the mokos to see the dinosaur exhibition as they are into same. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
  • The dinosaurs were excellent but did take a while for my toddler to no be scared. Great children's play area but was very chaotic during the school holidays.
  • We came up from Wellington to see the dinosaur exhibit. It was an impressive display however paying $30 to watch a few animatronic dinosaurs was a bit steep. If the exhibit had been larger or more information actually about dinosaurs then would have been worth it. Great for young children, but not enough hands on stuff for slightly older ones. Luckily the rest of the museum had plenty of other things to do whilst we were there, the construction site will keep any small boy entertained for hours. The reason I gave Te Manawa only 3 stars is because I thought it was cheeky charging $30 for a family to see the dinosaurs, it was a bit misleading. Overall a good day out.