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Schedule for today

8:00 AM

Te Taunga Community Hub

SUN 15 MAY - SUN 24 JULY
A Place to Stand: Contemporary Indian Art in Aotearoa

The Kshetra Collective presents A Place to Stand: Contemporary Indian Art in Aotearoa, ठहराव का स्थान Thahraav Ka Sthaan നിൽക്കാൻ ഒരു സ്ഥലം ઊભા રહેવાની જગ્યા ثابت قدمی والا بلد Turangawaewae Curated by distinguished artists of Indian heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand, this collaborative show features stunning artworks and interactive elements, and is the first group show of its kind in Aotearoa.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nature Boy:
The Photography of Olaf Petersen

NOW OPEN
FREE, SAINSBURY HORROCKS GALLERY, LEVEL 2

See your world through Olaf’s eyes. Nature Boy invites you to explore the captivating work of award-winning photographer Olaf Petersen (1915-1994), one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s finest nature photographers.

10:00 AM

AMI Highlights Guided Tour

11AM, LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
MEET AT TOUR BANNER, GRAND FOYER

Exclusive to Auckland Museum Institute Members, enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of the Museum's collection and the Museum itself.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Not One More Acre!

MĀORI COURT, FREE

This partnership exhibition with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei marks the 40th anniversary of the iwi's eviction from their ancestral lands on Takaparawhā Bastion Point.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

T. REX IS KING

ON DISPLAY NOW
FREE, TE AO MĀRAMA

Feel the ground shake? The greatest predator that ever lived has arrived at Auckland Museum. Until September, Museum visitors will be able to get up close to one of the rarest, most complete T. rex skeletons in the world as it goes on display for the first time ever.

10:00 AM

T. Rex Birthday Party

26 MAY - 4 SEP
AUCKLAND MUSEUM

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 the T. rex.

10:00 AM

Members’ Haere Mai Tour

MONTHLY, NEXT DATE: WED 29 JUN
FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS

New Members, take an exclusive orientation tour with us and familiarise yourself with Auckland Museum.

10:00 AM

Tāmaki Herenga Waka
Members' Tour

MONTHLY, NEXT DATE: TUE 21 JUN
FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS, $25 FOR NON-MEMBERS

Museum Members, join us on a 45-minute guided tour of our new Tāmaki Herenga Waka Stories of Auckland galleries.

11:00 AM

Hidden Heritage Tour

1PM DAILY
$30 PER PERSON, $27 PER MEMBER

Have you ever wondered what the Museum looked like 90 years ago? Join us for a fascinating guided tour, spanning almost 100 years, from the early designs to the building you see today.

12:54 PM

Secret Museum Tour

11.30AM DAILY UNTIL 30 JUNE
$30 PER PERSON, $27 PER MEMBER

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the underground world where many of our treasures are stored. What’s waiting for you down there? Book today and find out.

6:00 PM

Squidology 102: The real weirdos (aka Giant Squid are so 2019)

WED 25 MAY, 6PM
OFFSITE

Famed squidologist and director of the AUT Lab for Cephalopod Ecology & Systematics (ALCES) Associate Professor Kat Bolstad is back! Kat’s August 2019 Café Scientifique left us all wanting more, so she has kindly agreed to come back and answer all the questions we didn’t know we had.

6:00 PM

Evenings with an Expert

WATCH ONLINE
FREE EVENT

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, our Evening with an Expert sessions have gone online. This series of short, 20-minute talks will be led by a different Auckland War Memorial Museum staff member each week, with topics ranging from fashion to activism to conservation and everything in between.

 

Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes

Coming mid-2022 

This world-class exhibition from the British Museum will be well worth the wait.

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