Te Awamutu Space Centre

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Te Awamutu Space Centre
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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 Russian/Soviet space programmes. You'll also find informative displays about the Universe, the history of space exploration and scientific research. Use the interactive screens to see what's in the night sky, tour the Solar System, create your own orbital systems and more. Watch videos, ask us questions and just hang out chatting about space. We also have a small space shop featuring new and secondhand items.
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Michelle G
Hamilton, New Zealand37 contributions
Class Trip
Apr 2021 • Business
My class visited the space centre today and had an absolutely fantastic time. They learnt so much from Dave and really enjoyed exploring. The virtual reality goggles and the interactive aspects were particularly well liked. We are so lucky to have this gem in Kihikihi!
Written 19 May 2021
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nparagreen
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Hidden Gem
Apr 2021 • Friends
It might not look like much on the outside but this place is genuinely amazing. Heaps of interactive activities, interesting facts and exhibits. Well worth stopping in.
Written 4 April 2021
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Jill
4 contributions
A hidden gem, looks tiny but is a giant space experience inside. Not to be missed!
Apr 2021
Wow! If you are coming through Kihikihi don't miss this attraction. There is so much of interest for everyone here. Adults and kids alike can stay entertained for quite some time and the VR experience is tons of fun.
There are live feeds from the space station and satellites in space (which was my favourite thing) and cute little films of the astronauts on the space station showing how they eat and even wash their hair.
Hard to believe this little museum is in such a small town. Dave the owner is a font of information but doesn't interfere with your experience. This is the real deal!
Written 1 April 2021
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Kikki
Auckland, New Zealand270 contributions
Great for the whole family
Nov 2020
What a surprise! It's not Kennedy Space Centre but it's packed full of interesting artifacts, models, explanations, live feeds, interactive displays and even a VR tour of space.
Highly recommend for all ages. too much reading for the little ones but lots of video, buttons to push, toys to play with and dress-ups for a fabulous family photo.
Great gift shop for Christmas shopping for the science buff in your family too.
Written 15 November 2020
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LifesABeach
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A great time
Oct 2020 • Family
We had a great time at the space centre today. The kid's are still talking about the virtual reality google space flight. Heaps to do and interesting for all ages.
Written 4 October 2020
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Angela
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A lot packed into a small space!
Oct 2020 • Family
Brilliant activity to do with kids and reasonable price too. We spent 2 hours here and kept kids aged 6 and 9 busy whole time with quizzes, virtual reality and various interest stations full of information.
The bakery across the road was spot on for lunch afterwards too.
Written 4 October 2020
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Dennis J
Hamilton, New Zealand598 contributions
Worth a look.
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is the result of one pleasant and informative person's obsession about space, and it is great he is able to let people into his world. The displays include enough stuff for anyone to find something of interest. I liked the live feed from the international space station and the virtual reality experience. Kids would love it.
Written 21 September 2020
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Greatdayout2020
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The Space Centre. Kihikihi
Aug 2020 • Family
Had a great trip to the SpaceCentre. The kids loved it and so did the adults. The virtual reality was amazing. A real find.
Written 31 August 2020
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peterwood2017
Hamilton, New Zealand6 contributions
Worth every cent
Mar 2020
Every family should visit this small museum. Educational and interesting. Such a surprise in small town NZ to have such an informative place.
Written 5 March 2020
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rosscova
1 contribution
Loved it
Jan 2020 • Family
What an awesome thing to stumble upon on our drive! Saw the sign as we were driving, and so glad we went in to check it out. The kids loved it, and so did we. It's really well set up. We had a great time, and learned heaps.
Written 1 February 2020
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