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Holographic lava-bombs: an exploration into Mixed Reality education

BY NILS POKEL
17 May 2017

Auckland Museum is currently piloting a Mixed Reality (MR) educational experience that will allow students to peer into an active volcano that is controlled by museum educators who can dial down or fire up the levels of gas and lava.

Blog

Untold Stories

BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM
18 May 2017

On International Museum Day, we'd like to raise a cheer for all the Pacific Island knowledge holders who have done wonders to enrich our taonga. Over the past year, we've been bringing knowledge holders from 13 nations into our collection rooms to share their knowledge about these treasures.

Event

Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa Samoan Language Week 2017

Sun 28 May - Sat 3 June
FREE, MUSEUM ATRIUM AND OFFSITE AT MIT MANUKAU, MANUKAU TRAIN STATION, DAVIES AVE, MANUKAU

Immerse your senses in the sounds and sights of Sāmoa in our Samoan Language Week celebrations.

Volume

Making Volume: The design

BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM
Wed, 17 May 2017

Find out about the creative processes our designers went through to bring together the challenging concepts of 2D and 3D, making it fit for purpose in the exhibition environment.

Exhibition

华夏人与长白云故乡 Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey

10 Feb 2017 - Feb 2018
Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery

Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey celebrates Chinese life in New Zealand.

Display

Treaty of Waitangi exhibit

On display from THU 10 Mar
Māori Court, free with Museum entry

Ka toro haere tēnei whakaaturanga i ētahi o ngā tātai kōrero mō Te Tiriti o Waitangi me nga āhuatanga o ngā whakataunga Tiriti ki Tāmaki Makaurau nei. This display explores some of the history surrounding the Treaty of Waitangi and Treaty settlement process here in Auckland.

Café

Columbus Coffee

OPEN DAILY FROM 9.30AM - 5PM
Atrium, Auckland Museum

Located in the Atrium of Auckland Museum, Columbus is known for its superb coffee and delicious range of freshly prepared meals and treats.

Display

Fingers - Contemporary New Zealand Jewellery

On Display from Thu 27 Apr
Encounter, Ground Floor

Alan Preston founded Fingers, an Auckland jewellery co-operative in 1974. They have a reputation for creating some of the most distinctive jewellery in New Zealand.

Research

Pacific Collection Access Project

27 May 2016 - 30 May 2019

Auckland Museum is opening up access to its Pacific treasures collection and creating stronger connections with Auckland’s Pacific communities.

Display

A gift for jazz - The Campbell Brothers

On display from THU 23 MAR
Ground floor

This display celebrates the Campbell brothers, Phil (born James Rangi), George and Lew, jazz musicians from Paeroa.

Shopping

Pendant - Manuka Flower

NZ $99.99 FROM THE MUSEUM STORE

Find the perfect gift in our Museum Store. Our diverse range of gifts includes artwork, jewellery, homewares and beauty products.

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Volume

Live and Direct

VOLUME EXTENDED READ
SAT, 1 APRIL 2017

Being there. Never is it more important than when it comes to watching your favourite band. Check out the spaces and stories of live New Zealand music in our Volume Extended Read.

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Kids and Family

Discovery Trail

Saturdays and Sundays, All day
Weird & Wonderful, Free with Museum Entry

Discover amazing things as you investigate and explore the fascinating creatures and curiosities of the Weird & Wonderful gallery.

Event

Winter Walk and Talk Series

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 4 JUL TO 21 SEP, 1:30PM. Tour Duration: 45 Minutes
MEET BY THE GUIDED TOURS BANNER IN THE GRAND FOYER
LIMITED NUMBERS, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Join us for the Winter Walk & Talk series. Go on a journey of discovery about our history, culture and the environment in this new series of guided tours.
Kids and Family

Storytime

Sat and Sun, 11-11.30am and 2pm-2:30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum entry

Gather ’round for a fun and interactive storytelling experience in our Weird & Wonderful gallery. Bring the whole family to Storytime — and get ready to listen, learn, clap and play.

Event

Commemoration of the Battle of Messines

WED 7 JUN, 11AM
FREE, WWI Sanctuary

On this day 100 years ago, New Zealanders entered the Battle of Messines in Belgium.

Event

RAF Bomber Command Commemorative Service

SUN 11 JUN, 10.30 AM
WWII HALL OF MEMORIES

Join us for this annual commemorative service held in conjunction with The New Zealand Bomber Command Association to honour the pilots who served their country and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

War Memorial

Online Cenotaph

Online Cenotaph is our digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share and contribute to the records of those who served for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Strategic plan

Future Museum

An exciting programme of renewal and revitalisation over the next five years will deliver value onsite, offsite and online for our visitors.

Event

Fazioli International Piano Recital Series

28 APR - 3 NOV 2017
Auditorium, Adults $50, concessions available

Back for a 10th season, the legendary Fazioli Piano Recital Series returns to the Museum for four stellar performances.

Volume

Louis Baker - 'Love'

VOLUME MUSEUM SESSIONS
Singer-songwriter Louis Baker performs his original song 'Love' in our He Taonga Māori gallery.
WW100
Offsite

Community Cenotaph

Offsite and Online
Various locations until 2018

Look out for our roadshow unit in your community as we come to discover, connect and share stories of those who served.

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Shopping

Museum Store

Whether you're looking for quality gifts or a special memento of your visit, the Museum has the best in gifts and souvenirs.

Research

Nai Yau Vakaviti: Na Ka Mareqeti

FIJI COLLECTION PROJECT
OCT 2016 - JUNE 2017

Treasures from Fiji are the second collection group to be explored, which includes over 1500 objects. 'Nai Yau Vakaviti: Na Ka Mareqeti' is the name the Fijian community has gifted to the project.

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Make a donation

Help us do more. Donate now and be part of your Museum’s journey to stimulate inspiration, learning and enjoyment.

Venue hire

Champagne Mezzanine

200 STANDING COCKTAIL

Positioned in the heart of the Museum and above the Grand Foyer, the Champagne Mezzanine is the Museum’s latest addition to the suite of exceptional spaces for hire.

Competition

Lest We Forget poetry competition

As part of the lead up to the First World War Centenary commemorations, the Lest We Forget poetry competition provided an opportunity to articulate responses to war, in poetry or prose.

Event

Art Observational Drawing

Students have the opportunity to explore Auckland Museum galleries and select objects to inspire their own work and portfolios.

Online Cenotaph

Elizabeth's search for Cora Beattie Anderson

Three little books found in an antique shop took Elizabeth Burke on a journey from Brisbane to Thames in search of the story of a matron from the First World War.

Exhibition
Coming soon

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Opens Fri, 7 Jul 2017
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

Discover the beauty and intrigue of our natural environments and their inhabitants through large-scale photographs of breathtaking wildlife from around the globe.

War Memorial

Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre

Our new Memorial Discovery Centre, Pou Maumahara, opened in November 2016. It is a place for visitors to research and make personal discoveries about New Zealand servicemen and women.

Volume

Making Volume: The display

BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM
Tues, 9 May 2017

Learn how our display team turned 600 linear metres of timber, 120 sheets of MDF, 60 stainless steel components, 31 screens, hours of 3D printing, and much more into one stunning exhibition.

Future Museum

Teu le Vā: The Pacific Dimension at Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum is proud to have a strong Pacific dimension, and is working to build on this to ensure our Pacific collections and communities are embraced and celebrated.

Explore and discover

Search the collection

Search more than one million catalogue records from Auckland Museum’s natural sciences, human history and documentary heritage collections.

Library

New books in the Library

Have you been inspired and want to learn more about topics explored at the Auckland Museum? Come and visit the Museum Library and read more about them.

Online Cenotaph

The Sing Brothers Go to War

One of the comics from the Being Chinese in Aotearoa exhibit explores the story of Private Herbert Stanley Sing, a brave signaller who served with the Auckland Infantry Regiment in the First World War.

Collection

Maamingidae: A family of insects unique to NZ

Two tiny insects puzzled entomologists for many years - where did they belong in the grand classification scheme of the Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and parasistic wasps)?

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