Palaeontology Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Students Year levels 4 - 8, maximum 30 students Cost $5 per student for a one-hour session Availability Terms 1 - 4, Mon to Fri Venue Auckland Museum Learning Centre New Zealand Curriculum Levels 2 - 4 - Science (Nature of Science: Living World) Related galleries and exhibitions Origins gallery, Te Ao Tūroa gallery, Weird & Wonderful discovery centre Investigate New Zealand's pre-historic past Palaeontologists provide much of the knowledge we have about dinosaurs and fossils. Investigate and explore palaeontology and examine some of the specimens palaeontologists have found. What is a palaeontologist and what do they do? How do we know that dinosaurs and moa lived in New Zealand? Who is Joan Wiffen and what is her contribution to the discovery of dinosaurs in New Zealand? What is a fossil and how are they created? What can we learn about dinosaurs by examining their fossils? This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education. Digital resources POND Are you a member of POND? Auckland Museum's digital resources can be found on POND, the network for learning portal. Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) - Fossils: Digging up the Past Many children have an active interest in fossils, particularly as they relate to dinosaurs. This resource provides the opportunity for children to investigate fossils and how they are made. New Zealand Fossils in 3D Check out current research by scientists at GNS Science studying fossils in the Palaeontology Department.