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Woven from harakeke over 200 years ago, Te Rā is the only known customary Māori sail in existence. This November we're welcoming Te Rā to Auckland Museum and two younger sibling sails made recently by Te Rā Ringa Raupā.
Showcasing more than 150 images, discover the world as captured by young emerging talents and seasoned professionals, in this international digital exhibition.
The longest running and most prestigious nature photography competition in the world, direct from London's Natural History Museum. A must-see, world-class exhibition enjoyed all over the world by nature lovers and photographers.
Join Dr Kahutoi Te Kanawa, Curator Pou Ārahi Māori, and Nigel Borell, Curator Taonga Māori, for an evening of pop up talks celebrating Te Rā, the only known customary Māori sail in existence, and the sibling sails, Hine Mārama and Tū ki te Rangi, created by Te Rā Ringa Raupā.
You are invited to enter our Lest We Forget poetry competition and respond to the theme, Local Stories.
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.
Journey through amazing worlds in thrilling 3D, at Auckland Museum’s new pop-up cinema.
Jacqui Geux was an extraordinary citizen scientist and former Auckland Museum employee who made thousands of invaluable contributions to the study of New Zealand wildlife. Set in the Waitākere Ranges, this pop-up exhibition explores the remarkable legacy that Jacqui created through the lens of her camera.
Te Aho Mutunga Kore have partnered with Britomart to showcase our Māori and Pasifika people and taonga, in an outdoor exhibition at the Britomart Pavilions. On this page, learn more about the exhibition and view the full photographic selection.
Te Karanga o Te Rā showcases the journey undertaken by Te Rā Ringa Raupā, a Northland weaving collective, in recreating Te Rā's sibling sails, Hine Mārama and Māhere Tū Ki Te Rangi.
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.
Come along for a special sensory-friendly Quiet Hours session in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Enjoy a comfortable environment that supports autistic children and adults and those with specific sensory needs.
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.
Discover the stories of New Zealand and its people in one destination. The tour will be conducted fully in Mandarin.
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.
The Incredible Rooftop Tour is back for a limited season this summer! Come up with us, hear the history and be amazed by the unbeatable views.
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.