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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TripAdvisor
  • If you want to know more about volcanic activity in New Zealand this is the place for you. Slightly pricey, and not immediately obvious to find, however it was informative, and easy to understand. 
  • Although rather small the volcanic activity centre is worth a visit. The display is very interactive and you can even go into an earthquake simulator. The movies showing the recent vulcanic eruptions ...  more »
  • Visited the volcanic activity centre in Taupo in December '16. We found it extremely interesting learning about the active land beneath our feet. There was also an earthquake simulator and a live seis...  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.