Puke Ariki, New Plymouth

#1 of 13 in Childrens Museums in North Island
Science Museum · Visitor Center
Visit Puke Ariki, an innovative combined museum, library, and information center featuring exciting exhibits. Learn about Taranaki's history at the museum's four permanent exhibits, check out visiting events, and get engaged with multimedia displays. You can also explore the library and visitor center for more information, or relax at the onsite cafe. Located between Mount Taranaki and Tasman Sea, this place of discovery won Creative New Zealand's "Creative Places Award" in 2003. Put Puke Ariki on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our New Plymouth trip builder app.
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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
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  • Considering this is free (donations encouraged), this museum offers a lot! There are some interesting and interactive exhibits, a nice shop, and good facilities. Housed in a striking building along...  more »
  • We went here recently and were impressed with the quality of exhibitions, relating to Taranaki area. It is an impressive building and well worth a visit.  more »
  • Good place with lots of things to do. If you are in the area I would recommend you visit.
  • Dinosaur exhibition was brilliant. Was a hit all round. I totally enjoyed and so did my grandchildren. I think seriously though I had more fun. I'd give it a "10"

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