Visit Te Awamutu Space Centre

The Space Centre is located on State Highway 3, Kihikihi (see map and directions). There are two ways to visit the centre:

  1. Public open days
  2. Private bookings

Our prices are generally the same for both options although group bookings may be eligible for free extras (see below).

Open Day

Public Open Days

On these days the Space Centre is open for casual visitors. This is ideal if you want to spend as much time as you like looking through the displays and playing with the interactive features.

See the Calendar of upcoming open days.

Occasionally we run sessions on specific topics or to coincide with astronomical event such as eclipses. We advertise these sessions in our calendar and Facebook page.

Playing with the Space Simulator

Private / Group Bookings

The Space Centre is perfect for Christmas functions, conferences, meetings, birthday parties, senior citizens, holiday programmes, etc. We take bookings for up to 100 people, although the exact number we can accommodate varies on the type of group.

The cost is the same as for casual visits but if you book 15 or more people you're entitled to a free presentation by Space Dave lasting up to 40 minutes, plus a question/answer session. If you have any other activities you'd like to do with your group, let us know.

We can do sessions any day of the week, day or night, but please book well in advance. Bookings outside our normal opening hours have a minimum charge of $100.00 (roughly equal to 4 adults and 8 children).

Note: Unfortunately we are no longer able to take bookings for pre-school groups. Although the space centre itself is suitable for under-fives, we have found that having a whole group of pre-schoolers at once is too problematic and we lose too much money. Sorry about that.


Unless otherwise stated (e.g. certain special events), the following prices apply for entry to the Space Centre.

Adult (18+): $10.00
Children (3 - 17): $7.00
Children 2 and under are free.

Accessability / Wheelchair access: Most wheelchairs can get into the building with minimal fuss but please click here for details.

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