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Te Manawa

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Address: 326 Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Great Place for the Granchildren to visit with you

We had an amazing time at Te Manawa... Grandchildren had a ball, not just playing , but learning along the way with Nana and Grandie helping them...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bunnythorpe
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time at Te Manawa... Grandchildren had a ball, not just playing , but learning along the way with Nana and Grandie helping them...

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went specifically for the dinosaurs exhibition (charge applies - but only $12 for adult). Had a good look around the rest of the museum, was very impressed.

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Thank Tina S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned alot about the nature of NZ and how things work in NZ . Had fun with a few interactive displays .was great to spend time going throught and not realising how long one is actually in the museum.People working there is very helpfull and friendly.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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134 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here not expecting to much from a small museum and we were very surprised at how good it was. We had been to Te Papa the day before and enjoy museums and this would be right up there. My 9 yr really enjoyed it and really liked the hands on feel on the lower floor of the and... More 

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Feilding, New Zealand
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the dinosaurs were fun for the kids for 12 dollars for an adult is a bit steep, the lady at the front desk was fantastic to deal with when talking about the old school house and cottage, the kids area is well put together as well

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Te Manawa exhibits variety of programmes, events, painting which are worth watching and is mostly free.. Always ideal for any age group.. The exhibition on 50 greatest photographs by National Geographic Magazine was my personal best..

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Thank NithinSreeHari
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made a trip to see the dinosaur experience took our 2 young boys 11months and 5yrs both the kids loved it . For us adults it was great to read how the landscape was formed so many years ago thru our Maori myths n legends for $30 it was a good day out ... we also stopped in at the... More 

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Hastings
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was so amazing, the prices were so great and the dinosaurs were super awesome, so life like the staff were so friendly and they had things for kids to do my daughter completed the jr quiz and they gave her a gift which made her day this whole experience was great and I can't wait to see what they... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Te Manawa is my Go To place with my grandson in wet weather. He loves the activity area, particularly the construction zone and tree house. He is only two, but also loves checking out the early settler and native wildlife areas. Te Manawa has items of interest for all age groups and is a wonderfull asset for Palmerston North residents... More 

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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Kids love this museum! It's free except for the rugby museum and special exhibits. The best part is the TM Kids zone which is like a huge interactive pretend play house. It has a kitchen, study, bathroom, bedroom, outside (pretend) area and cubby house. The kids can safely touch everything and it has cute little secret passage ways. In the... More 

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