8.30am – 5.00pm (last ticket sales are at 4:15pm) Closed Christmas Day
GNS Science (Te Pü Ao) is New Zealand’s leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research. GNS is working to improve our understanding of the unique aspects of Te Whakarewarewa Valley for the benefit of the wider community. We believe it is important to gain a better understanding of this Taonga (Treasure) and thus protecting it for future generations.
Current Projects include:
Disposal of waste-treated timber
The GNS Room
Te Matapuna o Papatuanuku (our GNS room) offers you a source of knowledge relating to the many features of our geothermal environment and landscape. From Maori legends of how our people came to be living on top of a geothermal paradise, to the actual evolving earth sciences.