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Volcanic Activity Centre, Taupo
Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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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This place is small but its well worth a visit, with hands on exhibits and a huge amount of NZ history, plus it has its on earthquake simulator. we loved it and kept my son amused for along time.
Interesting & informative wall displays on previous earthquakes & volcanic eruptions in New Zealand from the past. Liked the model of New Zealand and the push buttons with LED lights so you can immedi... read more »
A really good pitstop for the family with plenty of educational value. Focus is on the central plateau, but recent additions include the Canterbury earthquakes, with an earthquake simulator as well. L... read more »
Small centre but great for education..
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