Volcanic Activity Centre, Taupo

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Science Museum
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 surprised at how well set out the Centre was, given it is not very big. There was plenty of information about the Taupo volcanic area, well presented, interesting as well as interactive exhibi...  more »
  • What a wonderful experience to learn more about vulcanoes and earthquakes, yes we knew a little, did the full day excursion, experience the different levels of earthquakes, watched videos and bought a...  more »
  • Here is a spot for this kids. ALOT of fun and they will learn HEAPS. This centre is designed as an educational centre but it is also a heap of fun. Both the kids and the adults will get alot out of th...  more »