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Gondwana opens this Wednesday

Auckland Museum Monthly

News Alert / January 2008

* Gondwana opens this Wednesday
* Darwin: Young Collectors series in NZ Herald this coming week

Gondwana opens this Wednesday
January 9th

Book now

Gondwana, Land of the Giants - the show that has thrilled audiences wherever it has performed, opens this coming Wednesday, under the Dome, here at Auckland Museum.

The show takes audiences back 80 million years when the countries we now know as New Zealand, South America, Australia, Antarctica, Africa and India were all joined together in one giant super-continent called Gondwana: an amazing land where plants were as tall as buildings and dinosaurs walked among gigantic dragonflies and ancient ocean dwellers.

The show will be performed in the Museum's stunning new Dome and features spectacular full body puppets in a giant inflatable garden with huge projections, dramatic lighting and evocative soundscapes.

Gondwana: Land of the Giants is a summer experience not to be missed.

Event Centre, Auckland Museum
Wednesday 9 - Sunday 27 January 2008
Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun 11am and 2pm
Thurs and Sat 2pm and 7pm
No shows on Tue 15, 22, and Wed 23 January

$15 adults, $10 children
Members rates: $10 adults, $7.50 children
Bookings essential on 09 306 7098
Book early to avoid disappointment ($2 transaction fee applies)

Read More - Gondwana: Land of the Giants

Darwin Exhibition

Darwin: Young Collectors series in NZ Herald this coming week

Last days - exhibition must close January 13

As a special feature for the last days of the Darwin Exhibition the NZ Herald is running a series of articles written by the Museum's Natural History Curators.

This series will encourage children and parents to get out and about in the Auckland environment searching for particular specimens - and as a special treat, if kids bring in a drawing or a photo of the right specimen to the Museum's Natural History Information Centre, they get a free ticket to the Darwin exhibition - Charles Darwin of course being one of history's most famous collectors.

Read More - Darwin


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