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Te Rangi Whenua

Open daily, Te Taiwhanga o Te Rangi Whenua (Te Rangi Whenua Gallery) shares the stories of iwi groups in the Manawatū, Rangitīkei and Horowhenua...

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Manawatū Journeys

Open Daily, a journey through our shared history - the stories and of the pioneers who shaped the land as we know it today. The Manawatū has...

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Kids TM

Open daily, Kids TM is a vibrant, interactive, playful space at Te Manawa for children up to the age of eight and their caregivers. One of our...

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Te Awa - The River - Heart of Manawatū

Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from different angles: meet our local wildlife, learn about the river's history,...

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Dinosaur Encounter

Dinosaur Encounter, proudly supported by City Partner Fly Palmy, brings your favourite prehistoric beasts out of time and puts them in a modern...

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Meet Te Manawa's Hypsilophodon

Puppeteer Anna Bailey returns to Te Manawa with her pet Hypsilophodon to roam Te Manawa during the Dinosaur Encounter exhibition.

Come and meet...

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Bruce Rennie - The Generous Heart

For thirty-three years, Bruce Rennie devoted himself to cultivating art and drama activities at Rangitikei College in Marton. His spontaneous,...

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Whakaari - BAVI

Whakaari - BAVI - Up, Out, Onward collects selected works from students graduating UCOL's Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging course.

Combining...

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Ata - A Third Reflection

Ata, meaning "form" or "reflection" in Te Reo Māori, explores connections between light and perception, history and retrospection. Jahnke...

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Matatau

A selection of works from students graduating with Excellence from Massey University's Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts.

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Expressions From the Heart

Works from artists with disabilities. An often marginalised community showcases its hidden talents. Brought to Te Manawa by Idea Services.

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Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftsmen of the Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild are masters of chisel and lathe. Come and see them transform chunks of wood into works of art.

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Nova - New Additions to The Collection

From the everyday to the extraordinary, the collections at Te Manawa are full of treasures that reflect past and present life in the Manawatū....

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Pyjamasaurus

Spend a night in the Museum with dinner, activities, crafts, dinosaurs and breakfast.

Your stay will include a visit to the Dinosaur Encounter...

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Our Zealandian Dinosaur Fossils: How and Where to Find Them

This illustrated talk will consider the various Zealandian dinosaur fossils that have been found.

So far, only four dinosaur fossil localities...

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Manawatū Embroiderers' Guild

Join the skilled needles of the Embroiderers' Guild to pick up a few tips, join in on creative projects, or just for a chat!

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Waitangi Day 2017

For the fifth year running, Te Manawa is thrilled to host Palmerston North City’s Waitangi Day commemoration.

Come together with your...

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Highbury Weavers

Raranga, the art of weaving, embodies spiritual values & beliefs of Tangata Whenua. It symbolises meanings and memories handed down from ancestors...

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Not All Dinosaurs Are Extinct

Although many species of Dinosaur went extinct 65 million years ago, a few survived and have radiated.

Learn how to recognise the descendants...

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Excellence

"Excellence" showcases a selection of local Year 13 student art folios that have achieved NCEA with flying colours. It's an annual exhibition...

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Festival of Cultures - Ngahau Te Manawa: Fiesta Time

Te Manawa with buzzing on Sunday for the last day of the three-day Festival of Cultures. There will be a great line-up of events and activities...

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International Women's Day Parade and Picnic

Celebrate. Share. Laugh.

Come and join us in our Celebration of International Women's Day 2016.

We will be meeting in the courtyard at Te...

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Manawatu Walking Festival

The Manawatu Walking Festival now in its 3rd year is offering walkers and trampers from throughout New Zealand, 11 interesting and inspiring...

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Stories

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The light of reflected glory

25 Nov

The main exhibition space of Te Manawa’s Gallery building has been transformed into a twilight of bright colour, its purposely dark interior lit only by the glowing neon of ATA: a third...

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Here be dragons

27 OctCommunity / Learning and Discovery

In this post, Te Manawa live keeper Mia explains the "small but perfectly formed" thinking behind the home of Ahi, our bearded dragon. Reptiles are very different from your average cat or...

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The town’s gowns

19 SepCollections / Community / Exhibitions

Te Manawa interviews Jill White, who was mayor of Palmerston North from 1998-2001, about the robes of office, now on display in our Nova exhibition. This interview can also be listened to on our

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Dinosaur Encounter

24 September 2016 - 26 February 2017

Dinosaur Encounter

School Holiday Activities

School Holiday Activities