Te Rā: Navigating Home
Robin Morrison: Road Trip
Collections Online. Explore over 1 million records.
Experience Auckland Museum at Home
Stories. Read our special features, behind the scenes blogs and more.
Education. Book a class visit.
Engaging programmes for all year levels from ECE to Year 12
Browse and contribute to New Zealand's Online Cenotaph
Experience life as a WWI soldier in Pou Kanohi Gallery
Honour and remember New Zealand's servicemen and women.
Get more from your Museum with Membership
Find out more about Auckland Museum’s transformation
Venue hire at Auckland Museum
Visit the Weird & Wonderful gallery to look at and explore the thousands of collection items on display. Handle objects from our natural sciences collection, or have fun with our digital interactives.
Got a curly question? Or want to touch and hold a collection item? Ask one of our friendly Weird & Wonderful visitor hosts.
Look out for our fun family programmes listed on the what's on event calendar.
At times during the school term, access to some parts of Weird & Wonderful may be restricted to booked school groups. During the school holidays, there will be no classes in Weird & Wonderful.
Children can climb upstairs into our nest. Feel as comfy as a bird in this quiet space. Chat with a friend, learn about our handling objects or simply snuggle up with a book.
Weird & Wonderful Discovery Trail
Find the 16 labels connected with some of Weird & Wonderful's most interesting exhibits and collections. Adventure around the gallery, open the doors and discover more!
Create your very own butterfly and release it into the magical digital garden where it will flutter about with its butterfly friends. Choose colours, special markings, and a name, and share your butterfly for everyone to see.
Get up close, extremely close, to our Weird & Wonderful specimens and collection items using our microscopes. What can you see that you couldn't see before?
Ever wanted to hold a real bone? Want to see a dinosaur skull? The Weird & Wonderful gallery is home to some of the most amazing collections from across the living world. Ask a visitor host to touch and learn more about the treasures in our handling collection.
Ever wondered about the creatures who live under the sea? Can you guess what you are touching? Look, touch and explore at our discovery stations.