Volcanic Activity Centre, Taupo

(2.8/5 based on 150+ 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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  • The Museum is super suitable for both children and curious adults. It is merely a single space where one but 2 hours can spend. It explains everything about volcanic and geothermal activity there is an earthquake simulator (which is stronger than in the Te Papa, Wellington), shows an artificial geyser and a cinema, the different clips to past natural disasters. Very much recommended!
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  • The Center is interesting especially for anglophones, there is a lot of scientific explanations. Fortunately you can see films about volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, to do if you are in taupo and it's raining.
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  • A great way to learn about the volcanoes and earthquakes of the region. Hugely informative. A movie theatre shows films on the Mt Ruapehu eruptions and lahars, and the recent Christchurch earthquakes....  more »
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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.