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Mighty Small, Mighty Bright

This summer, take a hands-on journey through the science of light, lasers and nanotechnology...

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Santa's Cave - Grown-Up Nights

The historic Santa’s Cave has enchanted generations of locals for a century. Santa hasn’t...

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Santa's Cave

The historic Santa’s Cave is a perennial favourite for all ages and walks of life. For some,...

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Santa's Cave - PJs in the Cave

Beat the queues and bring the family in for an exclusive time in Santa’s Cave. The kids can...

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Santa's Cave - Grown-Up Nights

The historic Santa’s Cave has enchanted generations of locals for a century. Santa hasn’t...

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Animalia

An exhibition of artworks from the Te Manawa collection with an animal theme. Includes painting,...

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Global Open Kitchen

As part of Weekend Discovery Time, Global Parents’ Support will be joining us for another Global...

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Connecting Heritage UAE and Aotearoa

An exhibition developed by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates as part of their cultural...

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A Songless Land

Whanganui-based artist Sue Cooke’s new exhibition A Songless Land eulogises lost New Zealand...

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Make Me

UCOL’s Bachelor of Creative Media degree presents ‘Make Me’ – an exhibition showcasing a...

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Beyond Closed Doors - Women's Art Initiative

The Women’s Art Initiative’s seventh end of year exhibition, Beyond Closed Doors, uses art...

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Santa's Cave - PJs in the Cave

Beat the queues and bring the family in for an exclusive time in Santa’s Cave. The kids can...

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Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftspeople of the Manawatū Woodworkers’ Guild are masters of chisel and lathe. Come and...

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Upcycling Club

The Upcycling Club meets every third Saturday of the month at Te Manawa. Every month there are...

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Art Gallery - G2

Te Manawa stores part of its collections on 24 floor-to-ceiling racks. The racks hold objects...

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Art Gallery - G3

Gallery 3 – the heart of the Art Gallery building – has been re-imagined as a space to pause and...

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Art Gallery - G4

Many items in the art collections are works on paper. We’re in the process of photographing...

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Active Tots

A programme for the under-5s, focused on self-directed play and exploration.

Nau mai, haere mai!...

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Water Room

The Water Room is setting sail with a new programme of activities that concentrates on learning...

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NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in the Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both...

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Dino Dig

Weather permitting: The Dino dig is an outdoor garden with sandpits and tools in which kids can...

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Heritage Building Tours

The Te Manawa site includes two historic buildings: the Awahou schoolhouse and the cottage,...

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Te Rangi Whenua

(Currently closed for upgrades) Te Taiwhanga o Te Rangi Whenua (Te Rangi Whenua Gallery) shares...

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Kids' TM

Kids TM is a vibrant, interactive, playful space at Te Manawa for children up to the age of...

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Te Awa - The River

Te Awa – The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from different angles.

The...

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Manawatū Journeys

A journey through our shared history – the stories of the pioneers who shaped the land as we...

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