What's On at Auckland Museum
Experience the Secret World of Butterflies
Auckland Museum is the guardian of the world's largest collection of Māori treasures
Collections Online. Explore over 1 million records.
PCAP. Opening the collection for Pacific communities .
Stories. Read our special features, behind the scenes blogs and more.
Education. Book a class visit.
Engaging programmes for all year levels from ECE to Year 12
Browse and contribute to New Zealand's Online Cenotaph
Experience life as a WWI soldier in Pou Kanohi Gallery
Honour and remember New Zealand's servicemen and women.
Auckland Museum has a vision for the future.
Venue hire at Auckland Museum
Each month we organise a facilitated discussion in the downstairs lounge bar at the Horse and Trap. After a short presentation by an expert in their field, the floor is open for questions and debate over a meal or drink.
Topics range from science, politics, economics, psychology and sustainability, to New Zealand's space programme, and depending on the topic it will be called either Café Scientifique or Café Humanities.
The format allows for discussion from the audience which only enhances the evening with personal anecdotes which often brings colourful discussion to the topic on the night.