Te Manawa, Palmerston North
(4.5/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • At Christmas time Te Manawatu is a magical place to visit with children to see Santa Claus in his Grotto. 
  • Great for all ages kids love the play area . Also lots to see for young and old.. Make sure you visit at Christmas the Santa cave. 
  • I took a 5year old and a 2 year old to see the Dinosaur Exhibition - which they both enjoyed - getting up close and personal with the dinosaurs was pretty cool for them - and reasonably priced as well...  more »
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  • Our first trip out to this museum. The kids enjoyed the dinosaur exhibition however some of the other interactive displays were closed to the public. Our kids lost interest halfway through.
  • What I found more Interesting was the Art gallery, so much talent there
  • Amazing resource in our city. Great place to visit with kids.
  • Nice exhibition but need more interactive experience
  • Great free stuff to do with young kids