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Wonders of the Sea

Term 1, Wed-Fri, 2018

The ocean is filled with amazing creatures. Come and experience, discover and learn about the animals that call the ocean home.

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Years 1-3, maximum 30 students
$5 per student for a one-hour session
Term 1, Wed-Fri, 2018
Auckland Museum Weird & Wonderful discovery centre
Curriculum links
Te Whāriki: early childhood curriculum
Related galleries
Land gallery


Our Wonders of the Sea programme aims to inspire young learners to become future scientists and conservationists. Through a fun, interactive approach learners are led on a mission to discover the wonders of the sea and its animals.

We encourage learners to respect, care for and understand the importance of the living creatures that play a vital role in our environment and ecosystem.

The programme introduces children to the Museum's marine collections, curators and scientists, and explores social and cultural topics through handling collections, interactive activities and technology.

The Wonders of the Sea programme is designed to:

  • explore the ocean and what lives under the water
  • investigate the idea that the ocean has multiple levels of importance – environmental, cultural and scientific importance
  • motivate children to discover what scientists do and learn about some of the important research achieved at Auckland Museum
  • encourage young learners to engage with the Museum's handling collections and specimens
  • enable children to share and relate their own understanding of the ocean and related topics.