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Grandchildren love it

The permanent displays fascinate kids and they are easily accessible . Feature exhibitions are... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Rita P
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Brilliant free fun especially on a wet day

Interactive role play for the little ones and informative museum for big ones. Well worth the visit.

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Candice K
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326 Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
+64 6-355 5000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was good. We had fun exploring the place. the tour guide knows everything and take note they are volunteers.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The permanent displays fascinate kids and they are easily accessible . Feature exhibitions are always well worth a visit with a range of static and interactive displays.

Thank Rita P
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Interactive role play for the little ones and informative museum for big ones. Well worth the visit.

Thank Candice K
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Totally impressed with the hours of indoor interactive entertainment for my two young kids! The water room and play supermarket were huge hits, so much so we didn’t even get to the kids zone. We came back the next day and spent another two hours...More

Thank AuntyLe0
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Our wee toddler had the best time here, we were stoked with how much time it took for him to get around and play. He touched and manipulated all of the fun interactive gear in the children's zone. And loved the museum, but that was...More

Thank phatnesian
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Great kids science area, great activities, great Lego displays and interactive to boot! My kids aged 5 and 6 utterly love the place. We go there a lot.

Thank 575rachel
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I had a few hours to spare before my flight and I'm so happy I came and visited this place. Easy to find and walking distance from the center of town, nice modern building. I really enjoyed the exhibition on the Manawatu history and the...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Taken our two Sons on a Family Road trip, and this a nice 2 hour plus break and the boys had great hours of fun - for a free venue - great spot for all!

Thank DanielC16193
Reviewed 23 March 2018

It is a small size museum but good. The welcoming and helps from the staff at the reception, combined with some good exhibits, special Maori exhibits room, more general rooms for various historical items and another special section for river and environmental displays, make the...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Wasn’t expecting much pleasantly surprised. Friendly greeting to this small museum. Some interesting information. Archive films shown of the early development of the area black and white footage. First floor had a really great interaction Lego section for children. Only takes a quick time to...More

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