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Kids and family

Auckland Museum aims to engage children in educational experiences through innovation and excellence in exhibitions, activity programmes, and use of its collection

The Museum encourages children to confidently develop an understanding of the world around them by exploring cultures, the arts, science and the environment.

  • Mandarin Discovery Tour for Families

    11AM DAILY FROM 29 DEC - MON 8 FEB
    $12 online or $15 onsite. Discounted for Members.

    “亲子活动, 中文导览”,假期特别设计来啦! 欢迎华语家庭加入,帮助孩子运用中文掌握毛利文化!This tour is perfect for families wanting an educational, fun learning experience that strengthens the Mandarin language abilities of their kids.

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  • Museum LEGO® Master Builder Competition

    CLOSES SUN 31 JAN
    FREE

    Grab your bricks and get building! Make an Aotearoa-inspired creation with LEGO this summer and be in to win some great prizes. See our website for more information on how to enter this family competition.

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  • Brickman Awesome Treasure Hunt

    THURS 17 DEC - MON 8 FEB, 9AM - 5PM
    FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

    Pick up a trail map from the South Atrium and follow the clues around the Museum to discover bricks masquerading as Museum objects. Once you've completed the hunt, enter the draw to win… you’ve guessed it - an epic LEGO® prize pack.

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  • Colour your own Rangoli

    Past Event
    TUE 27 OCT - SUN 15 NOV, 10AM - 5PM
    FREE, OUTSIDE WEIRD & WONDERFUL

    Choose a design and colour your own Rangoli. Then cut it out and then add it to our beautiful Diwali display.

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  • The Brick Room

    TUE 15 DEC - SUN 28 FEB
    $5 per person. Kids 3 and under free.

    It's time to get building! What will you make? Let your imagination go into overdrive, and display your best creation for everyone to enjoy. There's a gigantic snake that needs some help to build as well. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • Fact or Fake? The Tāmaki Truth Trail

    Past Event
    10AM - 5PM DAILY, SAT 26 SEP - SUN 11 OCT
    School holiday activity for kids

    Can you tell reality from rumour? Find out as we reveal secrets and stories of the Museum, Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond. You’ll need to follow the clues and discover which stories are facts and which are fake in this free trail.

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  • Wildlife Selfie Safari

    Past Event
    SAT & SUN, 1, 2, 8 & 9 AUG, 11AM AND 12.30PM
    $15 PER PERSON

    Don't miss our wildlife selfie safari, back by popular demand! Join our enthusiastic explorer to track down wildlife in the Museum. Complete each mission on this actor-led tour, with fun games and activities for children and parents alike.

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  • Discovery Trail

    Saturdays and Sundays, All day
    Weird & Wonderful, Free with Museum Entry

    Discover amazing things as you investigate and explore the fascinating creatures and curiosities of the Weird & Wonderful gallery.

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