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Tūhura Otago Museum presents a space science showcase that is truly out of this world!

Launched in October 2022, the Tūhura Tuarangi - Aotearoa in Space Showcase gives you the chance to build a satellite, launch a rocket, and see how you can create rocket fuel from water. Get up close with four-billion-year-old meteorites, recreate the astronomical cycles of our Solar System, or even hold a part of a secret Russian space craft.

Tūhura Tuarangi is packed with hands-on interactives to play, build, launch, and explode with your whole whānau. Explore Aotearoa New Zealand's deep connections to space — from our earliest Polynesian navigators to the amazing space technologies and world-leading research developed right here in Aotearoa. As part of the showcase you can also share your hopes and dreams for what Aotearoa’s future in space might look like – and how YOU can be a part of telling our space story.

This showcase started at Tūhura Otago Museum in Ōtepoti Dunedin and is now travelling nationwide, bringing the magic of space, exploration, and science to towns and cities across the motu.