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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TripAdvisor
  • Was stuck in Palmy a month ago with cart problems. Whilst waiting for the mechanic to work his magic, I visited Te Manawa. What a great place, full of history, well laid out. I could have stayed much ...  more »
  • This place was alright fun to see but I wouldn't recommend this as a go to activity. We did enjoy the rugby part but that was multiple things done  more »
  • Somewhere to go.you can play along side your kids or grandkids inside and it doesn't cost you a penny.  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