Visit the Te Awamutu Space Centre in Waikato

Te Awamutu Space Centre is a museum and activity centre suitable for all ages. They love sharing their passion for space and astronomy but they’re not just for space geeks! Most of the visitors arrive with no real interest in space but end up finding it more interesting and fun than they expected.

How do you find the Te Awamutu Space Centre?

The Te Awamutu Space Centre is found on the corner of Whitmore and Lyon St (State Highway 3), Kihikihi, Te Awamutu, New Zealand. This is a few minute’s drive south of Te Awamutu's town centre, and about half an hour south of Hamilton.

 

Located in the Waikato region of New Zealand, Te Awamutu Space Centre is an inspiring educational attraction for all ages. Experience the world of space and astronomy through displays and interactive activities. The 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, land a spacecraft, and much more.

The exhibits and activities include:

  • Information displays about space and astronomy
  • A collection of space-related artefacts and memorabilia
  • Interactive displays, games, toys, puzzles, etc.
  • Virtual Reality
  • Telescopes, including a daytime solar telescope

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