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Auckland Museum has a host of great events planned for the next few months.
Tired of swiping right? Take your love life offline and rediscover romance at Auckland’s most interesting singles event – find a date by the dinosaurs at After Hours Mingle at the Museum.
Auckland Museum heads to Pasifika Festival and Polyfest with our “pop-up” museum Ata Hira Museum on the Move drawn from our exhibition Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour and on Sunday 15 March at 1.30pm in conjunction with the Play It Strange Trust we will marking one year since the horrific attacks on two Christchurch mosques, with a minute’s silence followed by original songs performed by finalists in Play It Strange’s most recent Peace Song competition at Christchurch Memorial Peace Concert.
ON NOW – SUN 3 MAY 2020
TICKETS $10 – $14 BOOKINGS REQUIRED
Transport yourself to a world of ice and snow through the wonder of virtual reality in The Antarctica Experience.
Travel to Antarctica using the latest 360-degree virtual reality technology and follow in the footsteps of the scientists researching this mysterious continent.
Explore Antarctica from a helicopter cockpit and cruise through icy waters to meet a penguin colony – this is Antarctica as you’ve never seen it before!
COMPETITION CLOSES ON TUE 14 APR 2020
For this Anzac Day writers are invited to respond to the theme of “Children of War”, in poetry or prose. The competition is open to all ages.
There are three age categories: 18 years +, 12 – 17 years and 11 years and under. Prizes are $150 prezzy cards for each of the nine finalists.
Finalists, chosen from each age category will be invited to read their entries inside the Museum on Anzac Day at 9.30am.
After Hours Mingle at the Museum
TUES 10 MARCH 2020, 7PM – 11PM, GRAND FOYER
TICKETS $40 BOOKINGS REQUIRED
Join us for a night of dating by the dinosaurs at Auckland Museum. Mingle with other singles as you explore the galleries. The bar will be open, enjoy live jazz and fun entertainment from our roving actors. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, be sure to sign up for our fun, ‘Blind Date’ game show when you buy your ticket. It’s going to be a night to remember, so make it a date by booking your ticket today.
Christchurch Memorial Peace Concert
SUN 15 MAR, 1.30PM, WWI HALL OF MEMORIES, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY
Join us on Sunday 15 March at 1.30pm for a special concert, presented in conjunction with the Play It Strange Trust. Marking one year since the horrific attacks on two Christchurch mosques, we will begin with a minute’s silence at 1.32pm, followed by original songs performed by finalists in Play It Strange’s most recent Peace Song competition.
Weekend Wonders at the Museum: Dig for Dinosaurs
SAT & SUN FROM SAT 21 MAR, 10.30AM, 12PM & 1.30PM
TICKETS: $15 BOOKINGS REQUIRED
Join us this weekend as we go digging for dinosaurs!
Here’s your chance to help us uncover a mystery dinosaur and learn about the amazing world of fossils.
SAT 25 APR, 6AM, FREE
Join us this Anzac Day for a day of commemorative services, tours, music and poetry.
Entry to the Museum is free to everyone on Anzac Day. The Museum will open immediately following the Dawn Service.
Dawn Service, 6AM, COURT OF HONOUR
Civic Service, 11AM, COURT OF HONOUR
After the Anzac Day services, visit our commemorative galleries for your own personal reflections and to discover more about New Zealand’s history and involvement in WWI and WWII.
Fazioli 2020 Concert Series
FRI 3 APR, SUN 3 MAY, FRI 25 SEP, 6PM, AUDITORIUM
TICKETS $40 – $60* BOOKINGS REQUIRED
Back for its thirteenth season, the legendary Fazioli Piano Recital Series returns to the Museum for three stellar performances from internationally acclaimed classical pianists.
FRI 10 – MON 27 APR, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY
PICK UP TRAIL FROM MUSEUM GRAND FOYER TICKET DESKS
We usually want people inside the Museum, but here’s your chance to discover the amazing living world surrounding us in the Domain. Grab a map from the Grand Foyer and follow the Nature Quest Trail. Listen out for birdsong, discover what’s hiding in the leaf litter, what is making pretty patterns on tree trunks, what is climbing waterfalls and much more.
Email us a wildlife photo from your journey for a chance to win an awesome nature lover’s prize pack from the Museum Store.
Wildlife Selfie Safari
MON TO FRI: 13-24 APR, 12PM AND 1.30PM
TICKETS: $15 BOOKINGS REQUIRED
Don’t miss our wildlife selfie safari this school holidays! Join our enthusiastic explorer to track down wildlife in the Museum. Complete each mission on this actor-led tour, with fun games and activities for children and parents alike.
LIVE at the Museum: May Music Month
MON 4, MON 11 AND MON 25 MAY, 6.30PM, GRAND FOYER, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY
It’s official! LIVE at The Museum is back in May for another NZ Music Month showcase. Join us in the Grand Foyer as we celebrate the eclectic sounds of Aotearoa. We will be presenting three unique events, beginning with Tiny Ruins and Lawrence Arabia on Monday 4 May, featuring a stellar line-up of top home-grown talent.
Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour CLOSES SUN 15 MAR
ON NOW – 15 MAR 2020, AUAHA ATEA NUI SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY
Set sail on an epic Pacific adventure with Tupaia, the Tahitian high priest, navigator and artist. Pilot your va‘a around the Society Islands, then journey with Tupaia aboard Captain Cook’s HMB Endeavour from Tahiti to Aotearoa in 1769. Experience life as a sailor charting the coastline of Aotearoa and learn about the significant role Tupaia played as a translator and mediator, for Europeans and tangata whenua.
After your adventure, pick up a copy of The Adventures of Tupaia an illustrated children’s book, available from the Museum Store.
ON NOW, SAINSBURY HORROCKS GALLERY, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY
The earliest photo of Auckland on record was taken around 1857 – marking the beginning of landscape photography in the city.
This small exhibition records changes over time to the shoreline of the Waitematā, and immediate surrounds through historical Auckland photography.
Explore the Auckland CBD; and identify current locations that are barely recognisable today.
FRI 28 FEB – SUN 10 MAY 2020, AUAHA ATEA NUI SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY
A must-see, world-class exhibition enjoyed all over the world by nature lovers and photographers, the exhibition illustrates the majesty and vulnerability of life on our planet – from big fin squid to a marmot being ambushed by a Tibetan fox, from army ants to American bison. Whilst inspiring curiosity and wonder, the images also remind us of the fragility of our planet and our responsibility to protect it. This free exhibition is a chance to view these stunning photographs, beautifully illuminated, up close and in person.
FRI 3 JUL – SUN 18 OCT 2020, AUAHA ATEA NUI SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, BOOKINGS REQUIRED
Drawn from the British Museum’s renowned collection of the Ancient Greek world, this exhibition will feature more than 170 objects, the largest selection of ancient artefacts ever loaned to New Zealand by the British Museum.
Key objects in the show include iconic red and black-figure ceramics featuring depictions of athletes,
gods and citizens; stunning marble and terracotta statues and reliefs – including many nudes; bronze
figurines; weapons and armour; toys and games; fine gold jewellery; and coins.
Tiaki Mauri Bioblitz
SAT 7 MAR, 9.30AM – 2PM, FREE
COOKS BEACH, TE WHANGANUI-A-HEI, MERCURY BAY
BioBlitz is taking place in your backyard and this is your chance to discover more about the flora and fauna of the local environment.
Public are invited to visit the Tiaki Mauri BioBlitz marquee on Saturday 7 March at Te Whanganui-A-Hei. Join the us between 9.30AM – 2PM, and look at some of the flora, fauna and fungi collected and meet with scientists.
Ata Hira Museum on the Move
SAT 14 MAR, 9AM – 5PM & SUN 15 MAR, 10AM – 4PM, FREE
MOTAT, 805 GREAT NORTH ROAD, WESTERN SPRINGS, AUCKLAND
THU 19 – SAT 21 MAR, 10AM – 4PM, FREE
MANUKAU SPORTS BOWL, 1 BOUNDARY ROAD, CLOVER PARK, AUCKLAND
Eye on Nature
SAT 28 MAR, 11AM – 5PM, FREE
AUCKLAND BOTANIC GARDENS, 102 HILL ROAD, MANUREWA, AUCKLAND
FREE, Look for the Ata Hira Museum on the Move banners
Discover the little-known story of Tupaia and his role in the Endeavour’s voyage across the Pacific.
This pop-up family exhibition looks at the multiple perspectives of Tupaia’s life in Tahiti, on board the Endeavour and his arrival to Aotearoa.
Drawn from our exhibition Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour, which explores the larger story of Tupaia, Ata Hira Museum on the Move uses key elements of his story to open conversations and create space for discussions and learning.
Plus there will be digital interactives, opportunities for exploration and activities for the whole family.