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Good family day out

Went with my 5 and 7 yr olds who loved the children's activities to earn their cadet badges. A lot... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Pirongia, New Zealand
So much fun

My daughter had such a “blast” we went two days in a row because she couldn’t stop talking about... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
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An inspiring educational attraction for all ages. Experience the world of space and astronomy through displays and interactive activities. Our centrepiece exhibit is a small but fascinating collection of artifacts from the American and...more
5 Whitmore Street | Corner of Whitmore and Lyon Streets, Kihikihi 3800, New Zealand
+64 7-870 1966
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Went with my 5 and 7 yr olds who loved the children's activities to earn their cadet badges. A lot to see and read - probably better for older children or those really into space. Dave was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

My daughter had such a “blast” we went two days in a row because she couldn’t stop talking about it. What an awesome place in an awesome town 👌

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We visited with our grandchildren (4 years girl, 6 years boy) thinking this would take, maybe, half an hour. What a surprise we got. The kids loved it and so did we. There’s something for everyone, from hunting for “treasure” to gain Space Cadet statuses,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We recently visited the space Centre on 2 class trips - one with 5&6 year olds and the other with 9&10& 11 year olds. This little space center may not look like much but man has it got a lot of interesting info and things...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tikitourer11
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

The space centre would be perfect for enthusiasts and tourists merely looking for something to do on a rainy day. Suitable for all ages! We had a great time and may finally be convinced of the moon landings

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

As part of our learning about the Solar System, we organised a school trip to the Te Awamutu Space Centre. We took four classes of Year 5 and 6 students, over two days. The trip was a great success. Dave and his team organised the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kirsty c
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Kids loved it especially the virtual reality and presentation at the start. Great educational entertainment for the day with lots of activities.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank camer0njames
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The Te Awamutu Space Centre is fun and informative & in such a great location! (across the road from a significant NZ history site & such a delicious bakery!) Dave's passion for space is infectious and the amount of information to interact with & enjoy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HfromHamilton
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Went with a school trip, kids loved it. Virtual reality googles are fab and lots of different activities for the kids :)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mandiimandii
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We only found out about this place about 2 months ago. Have been twice so far, great displays, great layout, lots to learn/explore. My son (and husband) enjoyed everything at the space center. Having been to NASA Johnson Space Center in December 2017, it's great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nerida G
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