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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  • We ran into it - just stopping in PN for 2 hours - and found a most interesting and instructive-educational place. Lots for kids.  more »
  • New Zealand is a country with short history and Palmerston North is a small town. So you have a very small meusium as expected. However, it worths a visit. A well organized beutiful place.  more »
  • it is fresh, new and interactive. Heaps for all ages, well worth a visit.the kids section is amazing.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Fantastic museum. Loved the Topp twins exhibition. Great place. I would recommend a visit.
  • 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.
  • A relaxing but informative place to wander on a cold winters afternoon.
  • 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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