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Catering for all students

Auckland Museum is committed to providing educational opportunities for all our learners. Our education programmes involve sensory learning experiences where students have hands on experiences with our collections.

Our education team welcome the opportunity to work with teachers and teacher aids to best cater to student needs.

We offer:

  • Pre visit/ one-to-one session with individual students. Taking the unknown out of a visit, setting up expectations and discovering student interests.
  • Pre visit/ joint planning with teachers of special needs classes. Under the guidance of the teacher in charge, we work to adapted current education offerings for vision impaired, hearing impaired and specialist learning centres.

Choose one of our school programmes, follow the book now process and under the special requirements section indicate Special Needs or Student Pre visit and an educator will be in contact to discuss further. For further information, please visit our Access information.

Sensory Friendly Map

This map highlights the high and low sensory spaces within the museum. High sensory spaces, indicated in red, are busy places with a mix of multimedia, loud noises and/or low light. Click on the map to download a PDF printer-friendly version.
Use this tool to help design your visit to the Auckland Museum. Please note exhibition galleries and education spaces can be especially crowded/active.


Auckland Museum is committed to developing and improving access for all. We welcome your feedback and suggestions - contact us via this link.