Volcanic Activity Centre, Taupo
(2.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Learn about Taupo's giant geological phenomena at Volcanic Activity Centre, a fun and hands-on educational experience. Located in one of the world's most active geothermal and volcanic areas, the center is perfectly placed to introduce the whole family to the science of seismic activity and show how volcanoes have shaped the local environment. Interactive displays, microscopes, seismometers, and even an earthquake simulator take visitors through the secrets of volcanic activity and the work of scientists who study it. Plan to see Volcanic Activity Centre and other attractions that appeal to you using our Taupo itinerary planner.
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  • We were really excited to visit this attraction and we weren't disappointed! It was really informative and interactive. It is a definite must if you're in the area! 
  • This is a small centre filled with a lot of really good information. My husband and I pulled into the centre and thought that we may not be there long. Well we spent over an hour and it was November 1...  more »
  • Good up to date information on how volcanoes work. The kids loved it and loved comparing the weight of the different rocks. 
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  • Guy at the counter was nice. Would be good for a group with children.
  • Small centre but great for education..
  • Not interesting at all.