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Ipu Moana: Myths and legends of the Pacific

Mon-Tues, Term 4 2017 and Term 1 2018

This programme exploring the legends of the Pacific is a collection-based experience where students handle objects and participate in stories and movement.

Students
Years 1–8, maximum 30 students
Cost
$8 per student for a two-hour programme
Availability
Mon-Tues, Term 4 2017 and Term 1 2018
Venue
Auckland Museum Learning Centre and Pacific Lifeways gallery
New Zealand Curriculum
The arts: levels 1 - 4
Social sciences: levels 1 - 4
Related galleries
Pacific Lifeways

Ipu Moana means 'ocean calabash', a term embodying aspects of the vibrant and unique cultural traditions of peoples throughout the Pacific Ocean region.

In this programme we explore some of the well-established mythology and legends of the Pacific. Learn how the hero Maui brought fire into the world. Discover the mythical origins of the coconut tree and its many uses. This is a collection-based learning experience where students handle objects and participate in story and movement.