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Kids and family

Auckland Museum aims to engage children in educational experiences through innovation and excellence in exhibitions, activity programmes, and use of its collection

The Museum encourages children to confidently develop an understanding of the world around them by exploring cultures, the arts, science and the environment.

  • Maths Craft Festival

    Past Event
    Sat 9 Sep - Sun 10 Sep, 10AM - 5PM
    Events Centre, Free

    Come along to Math Craft and knit a mathematical knot, crochet a Möbius strip, fold an origami octahedron and learn more about the links between maths and craft.

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  • Time to Serve: Soldier or Stretcher Bearer

    Past Event
    9 OCT TO 15 OCT, 10AM - 2PM
    FREE, Scars on the Heart, Level 2

    We need more recruits for the trenches! Do you have what it takes?

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  • David Attenborough's Zoo Quest

    Past Event
    8 JUL TO 23 JUL
    ORIGINS GALLERY

    Catch the very best of Sir David Attenborough's early Zoo Quest TV adventures in the Origins Gallery.

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  • Discovery Time School Holiday Activity

    Past Event
    Weekdays 11AM-11:30AM and 2PM-2.30PM, FREE
    WEIRD & WONDERFUL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

    Get hands-on this holiday with this twice-daily family activity for children. Get up close to collection objects and learn more about natural sciences in our Weird & Wonderful Gallery.

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  • Night at Auckland Museum: Wild Things

    Past Event
    MON 10, SAT 15, SUN 16, TUE 18, SAT 22 JULY, ALL DATES NOW SOLD OUT
    ENTRY VIA ATRIUM, ADVANCE TICKETS $20, INSTITUTE MEMBERS AND GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE $18. DOOR SALES: $25.

    Families, answer the call of the wild!

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  • Discovery Trail

    Saturdays and Sundays, All day
    Weird & Wonderful, Free with Museum Entry

    Discover amazing things as you investigate and explore the fascinating creatures and curiosities of the Weird & Wonderful gallery.

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  • Storytime

    Sat and Sun, 11-11.30am and 2pm-2:30pm
    Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum entry

    Gather ’round for a fun and interactive storytelling experience in our Weird & Wonderful gallery. Bring the whole family to Storytime — and get ready to listen, learn, clap and play.

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