Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Taranaki Region / New Plymouth / Puke Ariki
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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this museum is amazing with great natural history displays and also about the local maori habitation as well truly fascinating, and like all main provincial museums in NZ its free with donations... more »
We were in New Plymouth and the weather was foul ( no surprises there.) Had time to kill before lunch and popped into the museum. We were fortunate to catch the amazing animations exhibit ( most... 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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