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What's on

Evening entertainment and lectures

While closing to the public at 5pm the Museum is a regular host to evening events.

Here you can find out what's on after hours.

  • Lighting up the Museum

    Special occasions throughout the year
    Celebrations and commemorations

    We light up the Museum to celebrate or commemorate occasions of regional, national and international significance. Check out some of the recent events we've marked.

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  • ANTARCTICA - while you were sleeping

    World Premiere - FRI 24, SAT 25, SUN 26 MARCH, 8.30PM-11PM, 45-Minute Loop
    MUSEUM EXTERIOR, FREE

    Come and experience this incredible cinematic spectacle as a full-scale Antarctic iceberg is projected onto the walls of the Museum and set to the true-to-life soundtrack of ice cracking and water flowing.

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  • Born To Dance film screening

    Offsite
    Mon, 10 Apr 2017, 7.30pm
    HAWKIN'S THEATRE, 13 RAY SMALL DRIVE, PAPAKURA, Free

    This New Zealand coming-of-age tale is told through the eyes of Tu, an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.

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  • The Pā Boys film screening

    Offsite
    TUE, 11 APR 2017, 7.30PM
    HAWKIN'S THEATRE, 13 RAY SMALL DRIVE, PAPAKURA, FREE

    The Pā Boys follows a reggae band as they embark on a tour 'down north,' from Wellington to Cape Reinga.

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  • LATE at Auckland Museum

    Past Event
    Season nine, Aug - Nov 2016
    Events Centre

    Join us for our annual LATE series of curated evenings, including panel discussions, live performances, late-night exhibition openings, and delicious food and drink.

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