Robin Morrison: Road Trip
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First there was Peter, now meet Barbara. For the first time ever, Auckland Museum is the only place in the world to exhibit an adult male and female T. rex together. Don’t miss two of the rarest, real T. rex skeletons ever discovered.
This partnership exhibition with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei marks the 40th anniversary of the iwi's eviction from their ancestral lands on Takaparawhā Bastion Point.
Take a road trip of discovery with one of Aoteoroa’s best-loved photographers. Robin Morrison’s iconic images of people and places in the South Island are honest, heartwarming and quintessentially Kiwi. Don’t miss this free exhibition that captures a uniquely Kiwi spirit of time and place.
Meet AR Dinos at the Museum! You’ll find them wandering in Weird & Wonderful, stalking Te Ao Mārama South Atrium and lurking in the Imaginarium - augmented reality dinosaurs are everywhere at Auckland Museum! Scan the codes with your phone to see prehistoric giants come to life right before your eyes, then have your photo taken with them.
Experience a vibrant glimpse of Māori culture in an engaging performance which takes you on a journey through the story of Aotearoa New Zealand and Tāmaki Makaurau.
Continuing her quest for healthy homes and housing affordability, Distinguished Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman will deliver the prestigious Rutherford Lecture. In this lecture, Professor Howden-Chapman focuses on the priorities for housing at a time of cost-of-living pressure and stretched markets, and recent weather events in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Did you miss having a birthday party because of lockdown or COVID restrictions? Never mind the prehistoric past - there's no time like the present! Join us for a celebration, with a limited season of birthday parties with Peter and Barbara the T. rex.
Entirely curated by a diverse collective of artists of Brazilian heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand, Toró: é tudo tanto features stunning, vibrant artworks and interactive elements. Toró, translated in English, is a downpour. In a torrent of images, words, sounds, sensations, meanings and artistic expressions, you are invited to reflect on the experience of otherness and its contradictions.
Your Museum will be open late every Tuesday evening until 8.30pm. Take in the relaxed atmosphere as the whole Museum is open for you to wander. Enjoy dinner or drinks at Tuitui Bistro & Café and browse our galleries at your own pace.
Exclusive to Auckland Museum Institute Members, enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of the Museum's collection and the Museum itself.
Get ready for one of the most interesting hours you’ll ever spend as our guide shows you around Auckland Museum. Explore our Museum’s most famous galleries and learn about Māori culture, achievements of Polynesian navigators and the unique nature of New Zealand.
New Members, take an exclusive orientation tour with us and familiarise yourself with Auckland Museum.
Museum Members, join us on a 45-minute guided tour of our new Tāmaki Herenga Waka Stories of Auckland galleries.
Take a 45 minute tour with one of our guides and discover what’s new at Auckland Museum. As your guide shares their knowledge with you on this fully accessible tour, with places to sit down and at a comfortable walking pace, you’ll discover the stories behind the incredible artworks in Te Ao Mārama South Atrium.
Coming winter 2023
Be transported to a distant past and explore ancient Egyptian culture and the land of pharaohs.