Saturday, 1 October 2022 - Sunday, 2 October 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.
For a limited time, 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.
AUGMENTED REALITY AT AUCKLAND MUSEUM
Meet AR Dinos at the Museum! You’ll find them wandering in Weird & Wonderful, stalking Te Ao Mārama South Atrium and lurking in the Imaginarium - augmented reality dinosaurs are everywhere at Auckland Museum! Scan the codes with your phone to see six prehistoric giants come to life right before your eyes, then have your photo taken with them.
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.
SAT 1 OCT - MON 31 OCT, TWO PERFORMANCES DAILY
HALF PRICE FOR AUCKLANDERS
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.
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.
WED 24 AUG - SUN 23 OCT
Te Taunga Community Hub
An exhibition of compelling photographs offering a glimpse of life from the frontline of the devastating war against Russian forces.
Held in Te Taunga Community Hub in the Grand Foyer.
SAT 1 OCT, 1PM
TE AO MĀRAMA SOUTH ATRIUM
Join us in celebrating Tuvalu Language Week! On Saturday, 1 October, the group Nanumaga will perform onsite at the Museum, displaying their colourful and unique attire, joyful dances and unmistakable singing style.
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.
$20 PER PERSON, $18 PER MEMBER
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.
$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 28 SEP, 1.30PM
FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS
New Members, take an exclusive orientation tour with us and familiarise yourself with Auckland Museum.
MONTHLY, NEXT DATE: TUE 20 SEP, 6.15PM
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.