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Te Awamutu Space Centre

General Information

5 Whitmore Street, Kihikihi 3800


Opening Times - Check before visiting as might change

Open by appointment. To book a visit, please go to

Te Awamutu Space Centre is a museum and activity centre suitable for all ages. We love sharing our passion for space and astronomy but we're not just for space geeks! Most of our visitors arrive with no real interest in space but end up finding it more interesting and fun than they expected. The heart of the space centre is the collection of artifacts and memorabilia, along with information displays about space and astronomy. There are many interactive displays, games, toys, puzzles, etc. Every customer gets one turn on the virtual reality. Occasionally, we have telescope viewing.
Notes for Cardholders

Please note that pets are not allowed.

Standing and Queuing
Please take a seat, and our staff will assist you at your seat. We can provide an office chair with wheels for those who can't stand for long.
Level Access
Our building has level access throughout, with accessible parking located beside the building. The best entrance is our main entrance. Please ask if you would like us to provide a temporary ramp for the front door (this is not required for most wheelchairs, but it is available upon request).
Our building is not large and there is plenty of seating throughout that you are welcome to use. Our accessible parking is located 20 meters from the entrance.
Urgent Toilet Access
We have 1 accessible toilet and 2 standard toilets. If you present this icon to us we will ensure you are next to use the toilet in a discrete way.
Disability Assist Dogs
We comply with the NZ law with respect to Disability Assistance Dogs. The staff will offer you water for your dog and will indicate the nearest place for the dog to relieve itself. Please note that pets are not allowed.
Essential Companions
For cardholders with this icon we are happy to offer a free companion ticket. In order to book this, please enter the details in the booking form when you book.
Difficulty Accessing Visual Information
Through the Training, the staff are well-informed about adapting their communication and assisting individuals who are blind or have low vision. They can assist you to a seat and guide you to the seat / toilet if required.
Difficulty Accessing Audible Information
Through the training that the staff have done with the Hāpai Access Card, they are aware of how they can modify how they communicate with you. This includes making sure you can see their face when speaking, speaking clearly, use of pen and paper and being patient.
Hidden Disabilities
Through the staff's training, they are generally aware of hidden disabilities. Please speak to them about how they can assist in making your time with us extraordinary.
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