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Year 1 - 8

Save the Museum

Students work as a team to complete five scenarios, demonstrating the different key competencies to ensure they successfully 'Save the Museum'.

Year levels 4-8, maximum 30 students
$5 per student
Term 4, Mon to Fri, 2016
Terms 1 - 4, Mon to Fri 2017
Throughout the Museum
New Zealand Curriculum
Key competencies


Can you keep Auckland Museum open?

This programme is set around the scenario of 'a day in the life' of the Museum.

On this day some Museum employees have mysteriously disappeared and the Museum finds itself short-staffed. This raises concerns that, without special assistance, the Museum will not be able to properly safeguard its collections and may have to close to the public. A call for help is made and the students participating in this education programme take up the challenge.

To successfully save the Museum students will:

  • work as a team to complete five scenarios which take them all over the Museum
  • assume the different roles of Museum staff
  • learn the skills of various Museum specialists and their importance to the Museum
  • demonstrate the different key competencies to ensure success.

The first team that completes all tasks successfully has saved the Museum – keeping the Museum running and the collections safe.

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

Digital resources

This programme can be supported by using the self-guided trails that unpack our galleries in more depth.

Are you a member of POND? Auckland Museum's digital resources can be found on POND, the network for learning portal.