He’s had 66 million birthdays - now he’s here for yours!

For a limited time, you can hold a birthday party at Auckland Museum with a very special guest - Peter the real T. rex!

Join dino wrangler and your host, Dr Pennsylvania Smith, for a birthday party like no other.

You and your fave friends will start off by hearing some amazing facts about Peter the T. rex, then head out on a prehistoric scavenger hunt around the galleries. Next, get up close with some real fossils, create some crafts, and even play a birthday game or two.

Adults, whichever party you choose, all you need to do is let your guests know the time and place, and we’ll do the rest. You don't need to bring decorations when the whole Museum is your party location.

Jam-packed with activities, your child and their buddies will have a roarsome time.

And if you’d like to farewell your guests with goodie bags, we can organise that for you too.


See below for your party options:

Food and beverage

Food and beverage

If you'd like to add dino-dining to your afternoon party, Tuitui Bistro can provide an afternoon tea before your party starts. Contact Tuitui Bistro directly to organise. Email tuitui@aucklandmuseum.com or call 09 309 0443 during opening hours and press 5.

Kids can enjoy individual T. rex platters which include a dino ham (or cheese) sandwich, rock brownie, cheese & cracker, dino jellies, pineapple footprint, and mini dino egg, with a Calciyum or juice box to wash it all down.

Alternatively, you can bring your own food and eat it in our kai room, located on the western side of Te Ao Mārama next to Hokohoko (Museum Store). There are plenty of tables, chairs and limited kitchen facilities for your use. Please note, this is not a bookable room and other members of the public will be using this space too.

Please Note: T. rex parties are balloon and candle-free event zones.

Little Critters T. rex Parties

Little Critters T. rex Parties

AVAILABLE 14 MAY - 4 SEPT (EXCLUDES 8 - 31 JULY)
9.30AM - 11AM or 3.30PM - 5PM
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 3-5 YRS 
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

  • Ninety minutes of jam-packed activities especially for your littlies
  • Exclusive party host - the colourful dino wrangler Dr Pennsylvania Smith will lead the party proceedings 
  • Dino craft activities for you to take home
  • Prehistoric fossil handling - Get hands-on with some fascinating fossils from the Museum collections 
  • Get to know Peter the T. rex – Discover all the amazing facts about T. rex in general and this fabulous specimen in particular 
  • Dinosaur Hunt- We'll go on a dinosaur hunt around the galleries - keep your eyes peeled!
  • Meet Gertie, the Museum's baby dinosaur - she's a real cutie!
  • Party games – let’s get moving with some raucous party games in a room just for you.   

 

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Terrific T. rex Birthday Party

Terrific T. rex Birthday Party

AVAILABLE 14 MAY - 4 SEPT (EXCLUDES 8 - 31 JULY)
9.30AM - 11AM or 3.30PM - 5PM 
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 6-10 YRS 
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

  • Ninety minutes of jam-packed activities 
  • Exclusive party host - the colourful dino wrangler Dr Pennsylvania Smith will lead the party proceedings 
  • Dino craft activities for you to take home
  • Prehistoric fossil handling - Get hands-on with some fascinating fossils from the Museum collections 
  • Get to know Peter the T. rex – Discover all the amazing facts about T. rex in general and this fabulous specimen in particular 
  • Museum Scavenger hunt - Did New Zealand have dinosaurs? Follow the clues around the galleries to lead you to the answer! 
  • Party games – let’s get moving with some raucous party games in a room just for you.   
  • Grab an exclusive poster of Peter the T. rex/activity sheet to complete at home.   

 

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Dinosaur Zoo Parties

Dinosaur Zoo Parties

AVAILABLE 8 - 31 JULY
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 5 YRS+ 
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

  • An hour and 45 mins of jam-packed activities 
  • Includes tickets to Erth's Dinosaur Zoo
  • Meet the stars of Erth's Dinosaur Zoo™ after the show
  • Exclusive party host - the colourful dino wrangler Dr Pennsylvania Smith will lead the party proceedings 
  • Dino craft activities for you to take home
  • Prehistoric fossil handling - Get hands-on with some fascinating fossils from the Museum collections 
  • Get to know Peter the T. rex – Discover all the amazing facts about T. rex in general and this fabulous specimen in particular 
  • Grab an exclusive poster of Peter the T. rex/activity sheet to complete at home.  

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