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In each of the gigantic cases in Learning Base, awe-inspiring creatures tell stories of place, migration, family, and even how to keep cool. We've shown one way to connect the objects in these cases – can you think of more?
When you visit, be sure to greet Rehua, the enormous whale washed ashore in the Far North. Rehua's jawbone is a taonga of Ngāti Kuri and is on loan to the Museum.
What do a peacock and a kahukiwi (cloak) have in common? What does a moose have to do with an insect army? The Museum’s collections number in the millions, and every single object has its own story. Learn more about each of the seemingly random assortment of items from every corner of our collections using the interactive panel, and see if you can come up with some of your own connections.
The towering 9.3-metre-tall tree in the Imaginarium is Haumanu, and as children and adults alike follow its enormous trunk up and up, they'll discover the hidden designs in the canopy (and other surprises, too!).
Haumanu is an artwork created by artists Will Ngakuru and Nicole Charles. See how Haumanu grew from this tiny artist's model to fill up a whole gallery.
See Haumanu grow