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Event

LATE: Songs of the City

Tue 11 Aug 2015, 6pm - 9pm, Doors open 6pm
Events Centre, Adults $20, Museum Institute and Circle members $10

Hear about music inspired by or created in Auckland. Explore the city’s vibrant music scene with some of the people and performers behind it.

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Exhibition

Taku Tāmaki - Auckland Stories

Open daily until Sun 18 Oct 2015
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

As Auckland marks its 175th year, this special home-grown exhibition invites you to become explorers of the city.

Te Wiki o Te Reo

How to play tītītōrea

by Mattie Hamuera
Mon, 27 July 2015

For Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, we've pulled out Ngā Tākaro (traditional Māori games). Stick games such as tītītorea (short sticks) are a fun way to practice waiata and instructions in Te Reo.

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The Huia

​In a country known globally for its unique bird diversity and the tragic loss of its birdlife following human arrival, no species resonates more in the stories of the formation of our nation than the huia.​

WW100

Chunuk Bair 100 years on

8 Aug 2015, 11AM - 3PM
Free with Museum entry

Commemorate one of New Zealand’s epic stands on the Gallipoli peninsula in the First World War.

Exhibition

Gallipoli in Minecraft®

Open daily until Sun 22 Nov 2015
Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery, Free With Museum Entry

Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft® and incredible objects from the Museum’s collections.

WW100

ANZAC Treasures in New Zealand and Australia

Mon 10 Aug 2015, 6pm
Auditorium, $10 General Admission, Free for AMI and Circle Members

Join Australian author and historian Dr Peter Pedersen as he introduces his latest book, ANZAC Treasures in New Zealand and Australia.

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Kids and Family

Clued In

Saturdays from 6 Jun (except school holidays) 10.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum Entry

Accept the challenge and play this fun game exploring the gallery to figure out which collection objects share a special connection.

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.

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Mixit refugee youth arts

Saturdays from 1 Aug - 26 Sep 2015, 2 – 3.30pm
Special exhibitions hall, free with Museum entry

Come join the Mixit team for a series of workshops in the The Studio. The fun starts when the team bring alive the amazing stories behind some of the objects in the exhibition.

Kids and Family

Storytime at the Museum

Sundays from 7 Jun 2015 (except school holidays) 10.30am – 11am
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum entry

Bring your children along for a fun and interactive storytelling experience in our popular hands-on children’s gallery.

Explore and discover

Melanesian art

The rich and diverse art of Melanesia comes from a cultural and geographical grouping of islands which includes Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and New Caledonia.

Event

Fazioli concert series

28 Jun - 9 Oct 2015
Auditorium, Adults $50, concessions and season tickets available

Back for an eighth season, the Fazioli International Piano Recital series opens in June with a performances from Nikolai Demidenko, Kirill Gerstein and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.

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Creative crafts

Sundays from 7 Jun 2015 (except school holidays) 11.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Entry by donation

Draw a picture or create your own crafty artefact inspired by our collections, to take home with you at the end of your visit.

Event

Creative Collages with Peter Madden

26 Jul, 23 Aug, 27 Sep 2015, 10.30am and 1pm
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

Join artist Peter Madden for a family friendly workshop to create collages inspired by his installation in Taku Tāmaki.

Shopping

Himalayan Trust fundraiser prints

NZ$49.99 from the Museum Store

Support the people of Nepal by purchasing one of three photographic prints, featuring iconic images from the Hillary collection.

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WW100

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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WW100

Gallipoli in Minecraft® learning kit

As part of our centenary education programme, Auckland Museum is using the popular Minecraft® game to engage students with the events that occurred at Gallipoli in 1915.

Event

Towards a Nation

On display until Sep 2015
Between 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.

Event

Gallery Trail

Daily until Sep 2015
Ground-floor galleries, Free with museum entry

Through a selection of objects and a pictorial display, we examine aspects of the Treaty.

Event

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

27 Hōngongoi - 1 Here-turi-kōkā
Māori Court and The Studio in Taku Tāmaki

During Te Wiki o Te Reo, Tamaki Paenga Hira (Auckland Museum) will come alive with the sound of Te Reo Māori. Join in ngā tākaro (games of tītītorea, rakau and poi) or art activities including porotiti, whetu and ukutangi.

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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.

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.

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.

Research
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Bird evolution - From dinosaurs to DNA

Thu 20 Aug 2015, 6pm
Auditorium, Koha

In this talk, Dr Edwards explains how DNA reveals the origin of birds’ unique traits and offers clues to their stunning diversity and amazing survival in the face of environmental change.

Event

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet playing Beethoven and Ravel

Sat 22 Aug 2015, 8pm
Auditorium, Adults $50, concessions and season tickets available

One of the most engaging live performers of his generation, the multi award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet regularly works with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Andrew Davis, and Vladimir Jurowski.

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News

Auckland Museum announces fundraising collaboration with Himalayan Trust

Monday, 20 July 2015

To mark what would have been Sir Edmund Hillary’s 96th birthday, Auckland Museum is honoured to announce a fundraising collaboration with the Himalayan Trust.

Auckland Stories

Discover the objects

Is your Auckland knowledge solid as a toka (rock)? Dig into the elements at our Taku Tāmaki – Auckland Stories exhibition, or have a read online.

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.

Tour

Special interest tours

4 May 2015 - 25 September 2015
Tours are $10 per person

Bookable tours for New Zealand groups of seniors.

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