Housed in a beautiful 1922 heritage building in the centre of the historic town of Raetihi stands the
Dinosaur House museum.
The museum houses New Zealand's largest collection of privately owned dinosaur skeletons, fossils and life-size models. In addition you can also watch several documentaries and even play some retro video games in our dinosaur arcade!
You'll be transported back in time to learn about these amazing animals and the enthralling world that they lived in millions of years ago.
Our museum is guaranteed to capture the imagination of all dinosaur enthusiasts!
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Friday 10am -4pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Monday 10am -5pm (July Holidays)
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
We have a small selection of toys, mugs and T-shirts for the dinosaur lover in your life.
We have several documentaries playing around the museum including:
Discover the majesty and magnificence of the largest animal ever to walk the earth. TITANOSAUR journeys to the southern hemisphere during the Late Cretaceous to explore the life history and environment of these long-necked sauropods – from egg to towering titan.
Vivid and scientifically-accurate computer animation brings the prehistoric world of the titanosaur back to life in this touching and family-friendly celebration of the world’s most colossal plant-eater.