Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & Heritage, Palmerston North

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Admire the creativity and science at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & Heritage, 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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  • Holy moly. What an amazing place and experience. 4 year old grandson loved it. Almost as much as I did. Thank you to the dreamers, designers, funders, builders, operators and helpers. World class...  more »
  • Visited with my 7 year old boy. We loved it, lots to see and fun interactive exhibits. He loved the old telephone box, and the tunnels. I loved the interactive flood display. Highly recommend...  more »
  • We are so so impressed with this museum. In my view better than Te Papa in that everything is labelled and explained clearly. A visitor here would leave completely understanding what they had seen...  more »
  • We went to Te Manawa especially to see Santa's cave. Its just a gold coin donation for entry and it is so worth going. They've been doing up old xmas exhibits and it looks amazing. Plus Santa is tucked away amongst it all. Te Manawa is great for little kids. There's a kids area where they can play and learn. Recommend a visit
  • Had a lovely time looking around all the exhibits. Only downside is the photos of the dinosaurs on this page. We went specificially to see the dinosaurs but were told they have not been there for two years. I wish you would update your page please trip advisor so other people are not disappointed.
  • Wonderful free museum. Definitely recommend. Matty is a young staff member who went above and beyond telling our family about various installations. Wonderful!
  • Awesome local museum! Really enjoyed the Mona Lisa exhibition! The staff are professional and friendly! They make the experience enjoyable! I appreciate the varied and cultural exhibitions they have on!
  • Small But well Formed. A very worth while visit.

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