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Create your own butterfly and watch it take flight into a magical digital garden!
At selected locations around Auckland, use your mobile device to choose the colours, features, and name of your butterfly. Then be amazed as it comes to life on the big screen.
In collaboration with Auckland Live and AUT, the Butterfly Garden will be showcased on large screens at three locations, at different times, over the next 12 months. This experience isn't available at Auckland Museum.
The Butterfly Garden was developed from Auckland Museum's now closed exhibition Secret World of Butterflies, featuring the Ray Shannon Collection.
More info here.
You need to be on site at the location to see your butterfly come to life.
See it at the following locations:
Bruce Mason Centre - now ended
From Friday 10 May until Sunday 28 July 2019, during opening hours
The Promenade, Takapuna, Takapuna Beach, Auckland, 0622
26 August - 7 October
Wai Hono Building (WZ), 6-24 St Paul St, Auckland Central, 1010
Dates to be advised
Aotea Square, 291-297 Queen Street, Auckland Central, 1010
Please note that the Butterfly Garden plays alongside other content. If it’s not on when you arrive, it soon will be.
Presented in partnership with Auckland Live and AUT.