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Living World: Entomology

Term 3, Mon – Fri, 2017

Students take on the role of an entomologist to learn how Auckland Museum collects insects and what these specimens can tell us.

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Year levels 4-8, maximum 30 students
$5 per student for a one-hour programme
Term 3, Mon – Fri, 2017
Auckland Museum Learning Centre
New Zealand Curriculum
Science: Levels 2–4
Related galleries and exhibitions
Land, Origins


Learn how scientists at Auckland Museum collect, display and store specimens

Entomology is the study of insects and their relationship to humans, the environment and other organisms. Auckland Museum has an extensive insect collection which it has been collecting since the Museum was founded in 1852.

In this programme students will have the opportunity to:

  • observe and examine specimens up close and ask questions
  • record their observations and group 'minibeasts' according to their attributes
  • consider the information these specimens can tell us about the living world
  • learn more about what Auckland Museum collects, how they collect, and why.

This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education.