Ipu Moana: Myths and legends of the Pacific
This programme exploring the legends of the Pacific is a collection-based experience where students handle objects and participate in stories and movement.
- Years 1–8, maximum 30 students
- $8 per student for a two-hour programme
- Terms 1 and 2, 2018
- 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.