Welcome to our Family Garden Space, a kids’ activity area to inspire children to think about what they eat and where it comes from. Children can grind their own flour, decide what foods to grow in a seasonal garden, enjoy storytelling sessions, make a growing gift to take away and even get to 'milk' a cow!
DAILY INSIDE KAI TO PIE 10am – 12pm & 1 – 3pm
Create a plate masterpiece inside the Kai to Pie exhibition. Inspired by natural history specimens, including a bottled octopus, huhu grubs and sharks, as well as special smell pods, children and adults are invited to create their own feasting plate. The decorated paper plates you produce can be displayed on a special wall inside the exhibition.
Free | Inside Kai to Pie Exhibition
Halloween at Auckland Museum
Things that go Bump…
Saturday 30 October 6pm – 10pm Sunday 31 October 6pm – 8pm
Experience the darker side of Auckland Museum this Halloween. Don’t worry about the weather or your family’s safety; just bring a torch and roam around the Museum and trick-or-treat till your heart’s content. Meet an overworked Victorian policeman and his quarry, an overeager school dental nurse, some dinosaurs gone bad, a very large creepy crawly, an Egyptian who thinks this is the afterlife, and much more.
7 September: What we like and what we don’t! 14 September- 19 October: About making food 10.30am – 12pm
Join us on Tuesdays at Auckland Museum for food-themed activities and stories for your toddlers; snuggle down and get comfortable with your little ones this winter.
Kai to Pie Family Garden Space, Tuesdays at 10.30am (not including school holidays) | Gold coin donation
Trolly Dolly Treats
Sundays until 17 October 11am – 2pm
Due to popular demand, Poppy’s Sunday visits will continue until the Kai to Pie exhibition closes. With a trolley loaded up with tasty treats, an attitude as big as Auckland and hair as high as a noon day sun, Poppy will bring a smile to your face and pop a tasty morsel in your mouth.
Free | Atrium
Trolley Dolly Holiday Tours
Monday to Friday in school holidays Three tours a day - 11am, 12pm, 1pm
Poppy is branching out: she’s been having a look around the Museum and wants to share stories of her favourite objects with you. She is willing to park her trolley and take you everywhere from Kai to Pie to the rest of the Museum in a quest to find the most fabulous, most beautiful, and most quirky items. Numbers are limited. Go to the cash desk in the atrium to collect your ticket before each show.