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Bring along your toddlers and children for a fun and interactive storytelling experience.
Children and families have a fun time creating crafts inspired by the Weird and Wonderful Gallery artefacts.
Join us today, Sunday, 13 April at 2.30pm to discover and explore more about the Whittaker’s Big Egg hunt, with a special appearance by artist Rob Tucker.
There are some fairly wild animals at Auckland Museum, but you won’t be in danger. Join our intrepid explorer, Pennsylvania ‘Penny’ Smith, as she roams the galleries looking for wildlife to shoot (with her camera).
Come along to Meet the Objects and get hands-on with some of our Natural History collections.
The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt - the first event of its kind in the southern hemisphere - invites the public to find 100 giant eggs created by artists and designers, all in support of Starship Children’s Hospital.
Curated by acclaimed filmmaker Gaylene Preston, Illuminate 2014 shares archival footage, including some newly discovered WWI footage, never seen before by the public.
Join us on ANZAC Day as we look ahead to the centenary of the beginning of World War I in August.
Opening 25 April, the world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, features 100 awe-inspiring back-lit images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breathtaking wild landscapes.
Robin Morrison was one of New Zealand’s most celebrated photojournalists. His striking, unpretentious images allowed us to see ourselves, and our way of life, as if for the first time. 'A Decade of Days' features a selection of Robin’s black and white photographs of his city, Auckland, from 1971 to 1985.
This Easter take part in two egg-citing events both onsite and offsite: The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt and our Easter Egg Trail. Are you up to the challenge to find the eggs hidden within the museum? Explore our egg-related exhibits before having a chance to win
a hamper of chocolate eggs!
Our Māori cultural performance is recognised as being one of the leading Māori cultural experiences in New Zealand, culminating in the world famous haka.
Our Guides will describe the significance of some of our most treasured objects, artefacts and specimens; including an exploration of the architecture of the historic Museum building itself.
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 children's gallery. Open daily, free with Museum entry.
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.