Tuesday, 28 June 2022 - Tuesday, 5 July 2022
Immerse yourself in a world more than 2000 years old with the largest exhibition the British Museum has ever loaned to Aotearoa, New Zealand. Featuring more than 170 ancient Greek artefacts, including priceless statues, weapons, jewellery and pottery - this truly is a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.
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.
This partnership exhibition with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei marks the 40th anniversary of the iwi's eviction from their ancestral lands on Takaparawhā Bastion Point.
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.
19 JUN - 18 SEP 2022
MUSEUM AUDITORIUM, LEVEL 2
Auckland Museum Members are invited to lecture series dedicated to all things Ancient Greek. Each lecture will be hosted by an expert in their field, bringing you insights you won't find anywhere else.
Matariki has surged into national consciousness over the past decade, but is still widely misunderstood. This year is the inaugural public holiday celebrating Matariki, and Dr Dan Hikuroa will discuss Matariki, Maramataka, and Mātauranga.
SUN 3 JULY, 2PM
AUDITORIUM, LEVEL 2
Join Dr Jeremy Armstrong, Associate Professor of Ancient History at the University of Auckland, as he explores how freshly unearthed evidence is changing our view of Ancient Greek warfare.
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.
FRI 10 JUN - SUN 6 NOV
PICK UP FROM TE AO MĀRAMA SOUTH ATRIUM
The Greeks have arrived and they seem to have dropped some priceless treasures throughout the Museum! Follow our trail, answer the questions, and go in the draw to win some fabulous prizes.
TE AO MĀRAMA SOUTH ATRIUM
This Matariki, experience Toru Whā, presented by NZTrio with guest artist Horomona Horo, in the stunning setting of Auckland Museum's Te Ao Mārama South Atrium.
We’re proud to announce Dr Vincent O’Malley as the inaugural Auckland Museum Institute Humanities Lecturer for 2022. In his lecture, Dr O’Malley will describe how the Great War for New Zealand, begun from the invasion of Waikato in 1863, played out in Tāmaki Makaurau, and the legacy it left behind.
26 MAY - 4 SEP
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.
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.
MON 11 – FRI 15 & MON 18 - FRI 22 JULY
ORIENTATION SPACE, TE AO MĀRAMA SOUTH ATRIUM
Back by popular demand! Join us for another epic adventure as we travel back to prehistoric times and witness colossal dinosaur battles.
In these fun storytelling sessions, we’ll delve into what secrets a fossil can tell us, which dinosaurs had the greatest conflicts, and get an up-close look at some of the amazing defences and adaptations that had evolved over that time.
JUNE 14 & 28, 5.30-8PM
TE AO MĀRAMA SOUTH ATRIUM
This June, enjoy your Museum after dark on Tuesday evenings with FREE performances from some of Tāmaki Makaurau's finest young classical music talents, in the stunning setting of the Te Ao Mārama South Atrium.
EVERY TUESDAY UNTIL 8.30PM
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
MONTHLY, NEXT DATE: SUN 3 JUL, 10.30AM
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.
Secrets of Stonehenge
Coming Summer 2022
Uncover the ancient mysteries and explore the modern discoveries of Stonehenge.
Egypt: In the Time of Pharaohs
Coming Winter 2023
Be transported to a distant past and explore ancient Egyptian culture and the land of pharaohs.