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Kids and Family

Tales of Tāmaki: Stories over Auckland

Daily from Sat 4 – Fri 17 Apr 2015, 10am – 4pm
Event Centre, Free With Museum Entry

Come to the Museum to find out more about your city and its tamariki!. Enjoy an awesome programme of storytelling, vibrant music and dance, face painting and much more.

Tales of Tāmaki

Meadowbank Maypole Dancers

Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1pm
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Come and see the Meadowbank Maypole Dancers weave their ribbon dance.

Tales of Tāmaki

Kolo Dancing with Dalmatian Cultural Society children

Wed 8 Apr 2015, 1pm
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Come and watch children from the Dalmatian Cultural Society perform the traditional Croatian circle dance, the Kolo.

Exhibition
Coming soon

Gallipoli in Minecraft®

Fri 24 Apr – Sun 11 Oct 2015
Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery, Free With Museum Entry

Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft®.

Event

Māori cultural performance

Daily, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm**
Performances run for 30mins, Charges apply

Enjoy a vibrant and entertaining glimpse of Māori culture at Tāmaki Paenga Hira in engaging performance which culminates in a high-energy, spine-tingling version of the world-famous haka.

Tales of Tāmaki

Sway with Pasifika Sway

Wed 15 Apr 2015, 1pm
Events Centre, free with Museum Entry

Come and enjoy performances by the kamali’i and tama’ita’i of Pasifika Sway as they take you on a Hawaiian hula and Samoan siva journey.

WW100

The Gallipoli Landings

Sat 11 Apr – Sat 30 May 2015
Museum Library, Free with Museum entry

Private Raymond Danvers Baker’s diary gives a first-hand account Anzac Cove landings of 1915. See Private Baker’s diary on display in the Museum Library, alongside photographs taken by other soldiers during the campaign.

Tales of Tāmaki

Hip Hop from Claire Baxter Performance Studio

Mon, 13 Apr 2015, 1PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Join kids aged from 5 – 18 in this hip hop dance performance from Claire Baxter Performance Studio.

Tales of Tāmaki

GURU by Monisha’s School of Dance

Thu 9 Apr 2015, 1pm
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

View this Indian dance by the children of Monisha School of Dance.

Tales of Tāmaki

Puppet-making with Red Leap Theatre

Tue 14 – Fri 17 Apr 2015, 10am – 3pm
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Have you ever wanted to take some simple paper and bring it to life? Now you can!

Tales of Tāmaki

Scottish dancing and culture

Fri, 10 Apr 2015, 1pm
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Join the Auckland Scottish Dance Group for a display of various types of Scottish dancing and aspects of Scottish Culture.

Kids and Family

Clued In

Saturdays from 7 Mar, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Free With Museum Entry

Join the Weird and Wonderful team to play the game Clued In. Accept the challenge then explore the gallery to figure out which collection objects share a special connection.

Game

#OneThread

Weekly, Wed - Friday
A spot-the-connection game

Play #OneThread. Follow the clues from participating galleries, libraries, archives, and museums. Just tell us which idea, date, person, or thing you think connects all the clues.

Tales of Tāmaki

My Story, My Pop-Up Book!

Fri 10 – Mon 13 Apr 2015, 10am – 3pm
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Make your very own pop-up book! Grab some pens, scissors and glue, and learn from paper-folding guru Phillip Fickling.

Tales of Tāmaki

New Zealand Dance YEP! Showcase

Fri 17 April 2015, 1pm
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

The New Zealand Dance Company presents a performance from their Youth Engagement Programme.

Tales of Tāmaki

Afro-Kiwi Kids Dance Show

Thu 16 Apr 2015, 1pm
Events Centre, free with Museum Entry

Join an Afro-Kiwi Kids journey through Aotearoa. When a boy meets a girl, the sounds of Africa start to play.

WW100

They Also Serve

Thu 16 Apr, 6.30pm, Sat 18 & Sun 19 Apr 2015, 2pm
Auditorium, Tickets $25, Institute and Circle Members $22

Performers Ilona Rodgers and Cathie Harrop, supported by musicians Paul Harrop and Jennie Khan, bring to life some of the stories of New Zealand women at home and abroad during WWI.

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Tales of Tāmaki

Daily storytelling

Sat 4 – Fri 17 Apr 2015, 11am
My Snug at Tales of Tāmaki

Unleash the storyteller within! Our storyteller needs your help! Every day at 11am, a story will be told from our storytelling chair and you have the chance to take part!

WW100

Illuminate - When We Go To War

Wed 22 - Sat 25 Apr 2015, 6 - 10pm
Northern Façade, Free

Join us for this year’s Illuminate programme featuring a specially created film taken from TVNZ’s new First World War drama series, When We Go to War.

Tales of Tāmaki

Creating comics with NZ comic superstar Ant Sang

Tue 7 – Thu 9 Apr 2015, 10am – 3pm
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Ever wanted to turn yourself into a comic book character and create your own story? Comic legend Ant Sang will show you where to start.

Event

Creative crafts

Sundays from 1 Mar, 11.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Entry by donation

Drop in for creative fun inspired by our collections and galleries. Draw a picture or create your own crafty artefact to take home.

Auckland 175
Coming soon

Taku Tāmaki - Auckland Stories

May 2015 – 2016
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

Opening in late May the Museum's next major exhibition will celebrate this great city, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Kids and Family

Storytime at the Museum

Sundays from 1 Mar, 10.30AM – 11AM
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum entry

Bring your children along for a fun and interactive storytelling experience before exploring our popular hands-on gallery Weird and Wonderful.

Event

Towards a nation

On display until May 2015
Māori Court and Pacific Masterpieces, Free with Museum entry

How do we understand place and heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand today? This is one of the key questions explored in this new commemorative display, which looks back to the origins of our nation.

Special programme

Waitangi 175 - Gallery Trail

Open daily until Sep 2015
Ground Floor Galleries, Free with Museum entry

2015 marks the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi. Through a selection of objects and a pictorial display, we examine new aspects of the Treaty.

Event

The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt

Thu 12 Mar – Tue 7 Apr 2015
In support of Starship Children’s Hospital

The ‘egg-straordinary’ Big Egg Hunt is back! One hundred new giant eggs created by New Zealand artists, designers and celebrities will be hidden in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

War Memorial

Online Cenotaph

Online Cenotaph is our digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share their interconnecting experiences of New Zealand servicemen and women.

Shopping

Shop online

Browse through a selection of gifts inspired by our collection at our new online store. You’ll find everything from tea towels that double as kitchen artworks to ceramics and garden sculptures crafted by local Auckland artists.

Event

UNESCO International Jazz Day – Le Va

Thu 30 Apr 2015, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Coastal and Origins Galleries, Free with Museum entry

Celebrate UNESCO International Jazz Day with a selection of fabulous jazz performances from local Pacific and Māori musicians.

Event

Auckland Girl's Choir

Sat 25 Apr 2015, 1.30pm
WWI Sanctuary, Free

Listen to the Auckland Girls’ Choir as they sing a variety of Anzac anthems and wartime favourites.

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