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Bring along your children for a fun and interactive storytelling experience and then explore
our hands-on Weird & Wonderful gallery.
Drop in for some creative fun inspired by our Museum collections and galleries. Draw a picture or create something crafty and then take it home.
Connect with our Museum collections by discovering some surprising facts that you won’t find on the object labels. Go on a tour with some of our experts as they share with you and your family the stories behind some of our most fascinating treasures.
Pack a picnic and grab a blanket, gather your friends and family, and come celebrate your community as the Museum hosts a special film projection on its Northern Façade which celebrates peace.
The first in a series of exhibitions
about the New Zealand war experience. Using the many perspectives and experiences of those involved, the exhibition will tell the lesser-known story of New Zealand's first action in WWI, the occupation of German Sāmoa.
‘Tungaru: The Kiribati Project’ is a collaboration between contemporary New Zealand artists, Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith. The exhibition references the larger global issues of climate change, over-population and threats to traditional cultures.
Step ‘inside’ the historic huts of Antarctic explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton in an immersive audiovisual experience*, created by renowned New Zealand photographer Jane Ussher and the Antarctic Heritage Trust.
Mālō e lelei. Fakatalofa atu. Bula vinaka. Fakaalofa lahi atu. Malo ni. Come to the Museum and learn about different Pacific Island cultures as we host special onsite, offsite and online activities.
LATE at the Museum returns this August. The evolving LATE series of curated evenings includes special guests, live performances, drinks, food, and special late-night exhibition tours. Come join us and get your culture fix.
Enjoy a vibrant and entertaining glimpse of Māori culture at Tāmaki Paenga Hira in engaging performance which culminates in a high-energy, spine-tingling version of the world-famous haka.
Drop into the Still Life exhibition and meet the Museum’s specially- created character, ‘the explorer’, straight from the Antarctic.
Gain insider information from our wonderful guides who share their knowledge about our most famous collections.
Performers from our Māori Cultural Experience will take you on a guided tour of our magnificent Māori gallery.
Our collections and galleries are permanent features at the Museum and are open to the public daily.
This gallery can be found on the top floor and tell the story of New Zealand's involvement in wars from the New Zealand Wars to East Timor.
Weird and Wonderful is a free children's gallery open daily.
Pacific Masterpieces shows some of the most beautiful and important Oceanic art and artefacts in the world, ranging from delicate combs to ocean going canoes and from feathered cloaks to shields.