Egypt: In the Time of Pharaohs
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Be transported to a distant past and explore ancient Egyptian culture and the land of pharaohs.
Over 5,000 years ago, Egypt became a state that unified many cities and towns along the Nile River. Since then, ancient Egypt’s powerful pharaohs, phenomenal pyramids and extraordinary art have captivated people’s imagination all over the world.
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First there was Peter, now meet Barbara. For the first time ever, Auckland Museum is the only place in the world to exhibit an adult male and female T. rex together. Don’t miss two of the rarest, real T. rex skeletons ever discovered.
Take a road trip of discovery with one of Aotearoa’s best-loved photographers. Robin Morrison’s iconic images of people and places in the South Island are honest, heartwarming and quintessentially Kiwi. Don’t miss this free exhibition that captures a uniquely Kiwi spirit of time and place.
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 prehistoric giants come to life right before your eyes, then have your photo taken with them.
Auckland Museum Members are invited to lecture series dedicated to all things Egypt: In the time of Pharaohs. Each lecture will be hosted by an expert in their field, bringing you insights you won't find anywhere else.
Take a deeper look and experience our latest international exhibition, Egypt: In the Time of Pharaohs, with an exclusive Member's tour. Join us on this guided tour and discover more about ancient Egypt with our Membership Coordinator, Joseph Main.
Ay the ancient Egyptian Grand Vizier has been tasked with filling King Tutankhamun's tomb with everything he may need in the afterlife. Which means YOU have been tasked with collecting all the required items. Pick up a copy of this huge trail and journey around the galleries following clues and answering questions. Fill out an answer sheet for a chance to win an awesome ancient Egyptian prize pack.
Amongst the artefacts in Auckland Museum's Ancient Worlds gallery, lie relics from ancient Egypt. Join Dr Josh Emmitt, our new Curator Archaeology, as he explores the origins of this collection and the stories of some of the most unique pieces.
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.
Discover what life was like living by the Nile, Egyptian style! Get ready for fun with the pharaohs at Night at Auckland Museum Wonders of Egypt – a torch-lit adventure across two floors of actor-led activities.
Pick up a copy of our self-guided "Peace, Love & Protest" trail and explore our galleries to discover stories of people standing up for what they believe in. Complete the trail and go in the draw to win!
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 and Barbara the T. rex.
Entirely curated by a diverse collective of artists of Brazilian heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand, Toró: é tudo tanto features stunning, vibrant artworks and interactive elements. Toró, translated in English, is a downpour. In a torrent of images, words, sounds, sensations, meanings and artistic expressions, you are invited to reflect on the experience of otherness and its contradictions.
This year’s Hochstetter Lecture will be presented by Doctor Lorna Strachan from the University of Auckland. Lorna’s presentation "Kaikōura Earthquake – Tales from the seafloor" will share novel findings that showcase the devastation wrought on the seafloor by the 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake, and the physical and biogenic processes in the minutes, hours, and years following the event.
These holidays, your young ones will be entertained and delighted with these fun storytelling sessions.
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.
Exclusive to Auckland Museum Institute Members, enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of the Museum's collection and the Museum itself.
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.
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Museum Members, join us on a 45-minute guided tour of our new Tāmaki Herenga Waka Stories of Auckland galleries.
Take a 45 minute tour with one of our guides and discover what’s new at Auckland Museum. As your guide shares their knowledge with you on this fully accessible tour, with places to sit down and at a comfortable walking pace, you’ll discover the stories behind the incredible artworks in Te Ao Mārama South Atrium.