This interactive science museum moved from Taupo to Turangi and it now adjoins the local i-SITE. Learn about the area's geothermal activity with this excellent, if text-heavy, display. A favourite exhibit with kids is the Earthquake Simulator. You can also configure your own tornado then watch it wreak havoc, or see a simulated geyser above and below ground.
Buy tickets from the i-SITE desk.