VOYAGE TO AOTEAROA: TUPAIA AND THE ENDEAVOUR
AUAHA ATEA NUI SPECIAL EXHIBITION HALL
FRI 13 SEP 2019 - SUN 15 MAR 2020
FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY
Jump on board this Pacific adventure where you can sail a va’a around the Society Islands, experience life as a sailor, and the charting of the coastline of Aotearoa.
You and your family can experience life as it was 250 years ago in our action-packed new exhibition. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the world of Tupaia, the Tahitian navigator, high priest and artist, as he journeys on the Endeavour to Aotearoa New Zealand.
With three parts to this exhibition, each with child-friendly interactive activities, we feature the little-known story of Tupaia and the significant role he played in James Cook’s first voyage. Experience life as a sailor, navigate your vessel across the ocean, watch Tupaia’s paintings come to life, and more.
Please note that due to limited gallery capacity, we recommend booking a school programme for guaranteed access to Voyage to Aotearoa.
Access for self-guided visits will be subject to space being available in the gallery.
Voyage to Aotearoa is part of the nationwide Tuia 250 commemoration and is supported by funding from the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board Te Puna Tahua.