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SAT 9 JUN 2018 - SUN 17 FEB 2019
SAINSBURY HORROCKS GALLERY
FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY
Enjoy a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns in our exhibition, Secret World of Butterflies, which features thousands of butterflies (pūrerehua) from the Shannon Collection, on display for the first time.
Be amazed by these stunning insects in this family-friendly exhibition that reveals unbelievable butterfly facts and is packed full of interactive activities. Zoom in on nature’s designs or create your own butterfly and unleash it into a magical digital garden.
The exhibition explores the science of butterflies such as metamorphosis, anatomy and habitat and is perfect for young explorers and lovers of the natural world.
Image: Cairns birdwing, Ornithoptera priamus euphorion, AMNZ100288, © Auckland Museum CC BY
Go behind the scenes to learn about the creation of the Secret World of Butterflies.