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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TripAdvisor
  • Good up to date information on how volcanoes work. The kids loved it and loved comparing the weight of the different rocks. 
  • Good place - c$12 each. Scientific explanations, attached to a scientific facility. great explanations of the local landscape. earthquake simulator (free). Good place. 
  • This is one of the indoor activities in Taupo that gets you away from the weather extremes. (Lava Glass, White Water World, Taupo Museum, Crafty TROUT Brewery Tours, and Starlight Cinema). This place ...  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.