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Interactive centre for discovery


Exscite is Waikato Museum's interactive centre for discovery. It's a hands-on space where tamariki can play and learn through tactile and immersive surroundings.

Build something new with our big Lego bricks, connect the circuit wall to make the lights sparkle, or gather around the firepit to share stories. There's always something to discover!

We've recently launched Exscite: Home, the first phase of an extensive redevelopment project which showcases the way science is an integral part of everyday life. Haere mai, nau mai.



Standard pricing

  • Adult $5
  • Child (3-15 years) $10
  • Child 2 years and under - free
  • Family Pass (two adults and up to four children) $29

Buy an annual pass and save!

Love visiting Exscite? We have one-year passes for families, adults, children, or concession.

Annual pass

  • Child (3-15 years) $37
  • Child 2 years and under - free
  • Flexi Annual Pass (1 child + 1 Adult) $50
  • Family Annual Pass (4 children + 2 adults) $115

Call us on 07 838 6606 for details.

Terms and conditions:

  • Concession applies to students, Friends of Waikato Museum, senior citizens (65+) and Community Services Card holders – ID is required at time of purchasing pass.
  • An Annual Pass cannot be purchased or used in conjunction with any other form of discount or special.
  • Ticket is non transferrable and non-refundable.
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver while in the Museum including Exscite.
  • Please show your pass to the reception desk with ID to receive your entry sticker once purchased.



Sometimes Exscite gets very busy and we have to limit the number of visitors so that everyone can enjoy the space. This is more likely to happen during busy days in the school holidays or public holiday weekends.

If Exscite is full when you arrive, our team will ask for a contact number so that we can phone you as soon as there's room for your whaanau to visit. Thanks for your patience!


Education programme

Kia ora teachers! Education programmes are available for this exhibition.