The Weird & Wonderful Discovery Centre is a wonderful starting point for young children. In addition, we offer programmes that are specifically designed for ECE groups to encourage learning through play and creative exploration.
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Discover with Us gives students an opportunity to experience a range of natural science topics – palaeontology, entomoloy and marine science.
Learn about the prehistoric creatures that once lived on our planet through our Palaeontology collection's items relating to herbivore and carnivore dinosaurs.
Insects and arachnids are amazing creatures. Join us to discover more about them and the important role they play in our ecosystem.
Some of the most interesting animals on earth live in the ocean. We aim to show you the diversity of marine life.
Term 1 only, Feb 7 - April 13, available Mon - Wed, 2018
The Treaty of Waitangi united two cultures and birthed a nation. Who were those people and what event brought them together?
Term 2 from 14 May–6 July, Thu and Fri, 2018
Celebrate Matariki with us as we acknowledge the past, present and future through storytelling, song, dance, and make-and-take art activities.
What does the whare and its various parts represent? What are its parts called? What is the whare used for?
Term 4, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 2017
We explore the origins of puoro through storytelling and role play, using haka, waiata, music and movement to tell the story.