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Milk Matters: Towards Sustainable Dairying

29 November 2016 - 13 May 2018

How is milk made and processed? Why is the Waikato considered the ‘dairy capital of New Zealand’? In this interactive, educational exhibition created for children and families, we explore issues and highlight advancements in agricultural science that are paving the way for an even more productive, efficient and environmentally conscious industry.

Milk Matters celebrates success, telling the stories of our local farmers, and explains some of the science and technology that surrounds dairy farming. From the underground (soil science) to the atmosphere (climate change) visitors can explore modern dairying in the Waikato.

Come on this fascinating journey, of water, of nutrients, of grass that go to make up quality milk, and then discover how milk itself is made into an astonishingly diverse range of flavoursome foods. You will be surprised by the energy and invention that is focused on this everyday food, and get to know why milk matters!

Milk Matters has been developed by Waikato Museum.

Education programmes are available for this exhibition.



Includes entry to Exscite science gallery

Adult $5.00 
Children (4-14 years) $8.00
Children 3 years and under free
Small family (one adult and two children) $18.00 
Large family (two adults and up to four children) $35.00 
Concession $4.00

Concession applies to students, Friends of Waikato Museum, senior citizens and Community Services Card holders – ID is required.

Thanks to our sponsors for their support:

DairyNZ logo colour                FON DFL STD2