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Hours of entertainment for kids

Totally impressed with the hours of indoor interactive entertainment for my two young kids! The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AuntyLe0
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Our wee toddler had the best time here, we were stoked with how much time it took for him to get... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
phatnesian
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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

Thank Jaimee B
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 Daniel C
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

Thank 123LS
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Took our toddler to see Santa's cave, he enjoyed it. Also checked out the lego exhibit while there which he liked too. The have a young childrens play area as well that the kids enjoy.

Thank Crazyfornewzealand
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Dropped in today as part of a visit to Palmerston. Having been previously and enjoyed the level of display very much, today's trip did not disappoint. Great stimulation from the range of exhibitions. Wonderfully friendly young woman at the front desk. Do go...

Thank NapierAro
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We were here at the beginning of the year, so I am not sure if the Christmas collection is a permanent exhibit or not. This alone is fun for children of all ages. The Lego area also had children of all ages playing with the...More

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