Member benefits and events The benefits are truly rewarding Auckland Museum Members become an integral part of New Zealand's most loved Museum and enjoy discounts and exclusive privileges based upon their membership category: Friends of the Museum Museum Circle Your membership is vital not only in helping the Museum carry out important conservation and enhancement efforts, but also helps to fund the learning and enrichment programmes that reach over half a million people each year including some 60,000 schoolchildren. Member benefits and events Bookings are essential for all Members-only events. Auckland Museum events are very popular and to avoid disappointment we recommend you book your space early. Fazioli International Piano Series Concert 3 Ingrid Fliter Saturday September 7 2013 Book now Concert 4 Steven Osborne Friday November 15 2013 Book now Season tickets Season tickets on sale now. Book now Members' LoungeNeed to put your feet up? The Museum has converted the old Council Room into a state-of-the-art Members' Lounge - sumptuously fitted out with leather lounge suites, coffee tables, a computer and larger tables.Read more Sneak A Peek Go backstage with the new Members' orientation Members free Become a Friend of Auckland Museum over summer and be the first to experience a unique tour of the Museum. All new Members (and any keen existing Members) will now have the chance to see what lies behind those closed doors, what lurks around the dark corners. You will get the opportunity to see why this really is the best Museum in New Zealand. Members' orientation tours will start at the end of February and then run quarterly throughout the year. All new members will be contacted about the orientation. Find out more about Collections and Research. Māori cultural performances Members enjoy 20% discount off the ticket price Our Māori cultural performance is recognised as being one of the leading Māori cultural experiences in New Zealand. Our performers are the face of Ngāti Whātua O Orakei, the home tribe (Mana Whenua) of Auckland (Tāmaki Harenga Waka). You will enjoy a warm, vibrant and entertaining glimpse of Māori culture culminating in a high-energy spine-tingling version of our most celebrated dance, the world famous haka. Your Māori cultural experience includes the opportunity to meet, talk and take photos with our very friendly performers who can also take you on a guided tour of our magnificent Māori gallery. Find out about the special place Māori have here at the Museum and gain a deeper understanding of Māori culture and the taonga (treasures) within the Museum. More about the Māori cultural performances and tours. Please note that prices and times are valid until 31 August 2013.