Have you ever seen a bald kiwi? What about a gang of giant centipedes? Not many people have but you will get the chance in SECRETS REVEALED: The Backstage Mysteries of Your Museum.
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, Auckland War Memorial Museum presents In Memory. The three-screen film installation tells the story of World War I through the eyes of three New Zealanders serving their country from bases in France and Egypt.
A T. rex Named Sue comes to Auckland Museum from the Field Museum in Chicago. She’s the largest, most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever found. And she’s spending summer with us!
Made in Aotearoa: Jewellery by Alan Preston showcases one of New Zealand’s greatest jewellers, whose desire to create a “jewellery of this place” saw him spearhead a movement in favour of materials from the Pacific. Now showing until 31 May 2009.
War in Paradise tells the story of soldiers in New Zealand Third Division living in New Caledonia, the largest forward base for allied soldiers during the Pacific theatre of World War II. Now showing.
See Us With Music | Auckland Museum is joining forces with some of the biggest names in New Zealand music, including Tiki Taane, Nathan Haines and Don McGlashan, to work on a ground-breaking project called Sonic Museum, which gives visitors the chance to see the museum through music and sound. Visitors will be able hire headphones or download the tracks then come and experience the Museum though music. From 7 May.
The exhibition explores the story of the mysterious orchid, a flower family that has ignited mankind’s imagination throughout the ages. We look at the complex relationships the orchid has inspired in both the natural world and the human realm.