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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.
Connect with our collection items and galleries.
Be immersed in the stories behind some of our most fascinating treasures with experts from the Museum who share their knowledge with you and your family.
Join us and Scholastic New Zealand to hear five top New Zealand authors describe the ideas and inspirations behind each book in the fascinating Kiwis at War series.
In the lead up to the start of the centenary, the Museum hosts a special encore screening of Gaylene Preston’s 2014 Illuminate film ‘Duty and Adventure’.
The Graduate Choir NZ, with guest star Dame Malvina Major, presents a programme to commemorate the First World War.
To mark the historic occasion of the New Zealand Governor, Lord Liverpool, declaring New Zealand’s commitment to the Empire in WWI, the Museum will host a special commemorative service.
Immerse yourself in multiple stories of the First World War through talks, gallery tours, music and poems.
Come and listen to the winner and four runner-ups in Play It Strange’s ‘The Calling’ song writing competition.
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.
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.
Our Māori cultural performance is recognised as being one of the leading Māori cultural experiences in New Zealand, culminating in the world famous haka.
Alongside the offering at the Museum, a six-week exhibition is being held at Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, which includes items from the Museum’s collections as well as a selection of works by Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith.
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 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.