Dinosaur House

Dinosaur House, Raetihi: Hours, Address, Dinosaur House Reviews: 5/5

Dinosaur House
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Speciality Museums • Natural History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Dinosaur House is a small museum which is run by dinosaur enthusiasts Ian & Sarah Moore. The Museum contains an amazing collection of dinosaur displays and fossils. Housed in a beautiful 1922 heritage building in the centre of the historic town of Raetihi. It is a traditional museum using the beauty and majesty of more than 100 specimens to show the public the exciting and wonderful world of fossils and dinosaurs. You’ll be transported back to prehistoric times to explore our carefully curated exhibits which will expand your mind.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Lewis
1 contribution
Surprise Dinosaurs!
Jul 2021
As we drove through Raetihi to get that cheaper petrol, We stumbled upon the greatest thing in the central north island.

legit big dinosaurs in raetihi.

It's so much fun but it makes you question how they got the dinosaurs inside.

Ian was really enthusiastic and really made it an awesome visit. The price is also really good and made me want to pay more after I realized how much love has been put into the Dinosaur House,

Its existence is really something special and ill always go there anytime I'm nearby.
Written 26 August 2021
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Zac C
1 contribution
Awesome place to visit!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Such good price and amazing people! I usually wouldn’t enjoy something like this but I loved it. I thoroughly recommend it to people of all ages!
Written 6 July 2021
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Thanks for the 5 stars zacc776, much appreciated!
Written 7 July 2021
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Vanessa
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AN ABSOLUTE HIDDEN GEM!!!!!
Jul 2021 • Couples
A MUST SEE - Movie props, animatronics, giant models & more! 1000% worth it! 'ROARSOME, even!!' 🦕🦖
Written 4 July 2021
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Thanks very much, we're glad you enjoyed our dinosaurs, much appreciated!
Written 7 July 2021
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Stephens1108
Napier, New Zealand40 contributions
Absolutely worth a visit!
Apr 2021 • Family
This place was such a good find and absolutely worth the drive. Definitely recommend a visit and really reasonable entry fee.
Written 25 April 2021
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Thanks for the lovely review Karrie S, we're glad you enjoyed your visit! :)
Written 7 July 2021
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Mobile09779044821
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Secret gem in Raetihi
Apr 2021 • Family
Wow. What a place. Made a special detour to go here with our dino mad boys (7, 4 & 2). Well worth the trip. Literally everything a dino lover could ask for & more! And the family running it were so warm, welcoming & knowledgable. 5 stars all round, thank you!
Written 17 April 2021
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Great review Mobile09779044821, thanks for the 5 stars, much appreciated!
Written 7 July 2021
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Strphen
Porirua, New Zealand19 contributions
Surprise Visit
Apr 2021 • Couples
We had never heard of the Dinosaur House until 15 mins before, so decided to visit. So much fun. The proprietor was extremely excited about his collection, knowledgeable, and was warmly welcoming. We enjoyed it as an adult couple, and talked about how taking kids would be great.
Written 6 April 2021
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Thanks for the great review stephen1962nz, we're glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the 5 stars!
Written 7 July 2021
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Andy D
Cambridge, New Zealand28 contributions
Great fun.
Jan 2021 • Family
You don’t often get the perfect mix of interesting and bonkers. This place does it.

Our kids (6 & 7) loved it. I loved it too (42) !

Thanks for an unexpectedly fun visit.
Written 6 January 2021
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Thanks for the great review Andy! Yes, we agree, a perfect mix of interesting and bonkers! Cheers, Ian & Sarah
Written 10 February 2021
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Bonnie
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Not to be missed
Dec 2020
I'm so glad we took our 4 young adults here. This was such a fun and interesting thing to do after our Wanganui River canoe trip. Very comprehensive and extremely well researched displays that were fun and educational. Lovely, helpful staff. A privilege to explore this fascinating exhibition.
Written 28 December 2020
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Thanks for the fantastic review RoMaToBr! We're really happy you enjoyed our exhibits, thanks again!
Written 10 February 2021
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YorkshireTeabag
Wellington, New Zealand77 contributions
Loved this place
Oct 2020 • Family
Really well done. Friendly hosts truly knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. Some great items such as the actual costume worn by Sam Neill in Jurassic Park III. Highly recommend for all ages.
Written 30 October 2020
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Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks, Ian & Sarah
Written 10 February 2021
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christyclm
Auckland, New Zealand46 contributions
Great experience for family
Oct 2020
Very friendly host, amazing place.
it is a tinny place, but lots of things to see and read inside.
My two kids love this place very much.
If you are passing Raetihi, I would recommend you stop by :)
Written 6 October 2020
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Thanks for the 5 stars Christyclm we're so happy you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the great recommendation!
Written 7 October 2020
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Dinosaur House is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM