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Weird and Wonderful re-opens tomorrow!

Weird and Wonderful re-opens tomorrow!

Our Weird & Wonderful summer What’s On has just come out – you should be getting it in your letterbox shortly but if you want a sneak peak you can check it out here. If you'd like to receive our What's On in the mail, sign up here


WEIRD AND WONDERFUL IS BACK!


Come and join us tomorrow from 10am to celebrate the return of our Weird & Wonderful Gallery. We’ve got a line-up of weird and wonderful activities throughout the day – get your face painted as your favourite creature, create your own crafty bug or meet some live creepy crawlies or Boris the famous TV turtle. And you’ll be the first to check out the revamped gallery with new interactive games and spaces and lots of your old favourites.

Read more here

MUSEUM SOLVES MISSING ISLAND MYSTERY

Last week The Guardian UK ran a story about the mysterious ‘disappearance’ of Sandy Island in the Pacific. Despite being noted on maps and Google Earth, the island was nowhere to be seen when a group of scientists sailed into the region but our pictorial librarian Shaun Higgins has looked in the museum’s vast collection of maps and solved the mystery – you can read what he found in his blog

Read The Guardian article here. Read Shaun's blog here

BLOG: JOHN BUCHANAN AND THE ART OF BOTANY

University of Auckland’s Linda Tyler wrote a fascinating blog about botanist John Buchanan’s notebook and the incredible illustrations that will appear in two exhibitions in coming months at the Hocken Library and the Gus Fisher Gallery – check out the stunning handdrawn botanical illustrations in the blog

Read Linda's blog entry here


VISIT SANTA IN HIS GROTTO


Tickets for our Christmas Night at the Museum are selling fast. Make sure you join us for carols, mulled wine, special Christmas stories and the chance to meet Santa in his grotto in our 1866 gallery. We’ll also have a Victorian Market with great presents from our museum shops so you can finish your Christmas shopping – and get it wrapped for free

Read more here


EXPERT SESSION WITH DAMIAN SKINNER

Join us this Thursday at 6.30pm to hear Damian Skinner, Curator of Applied Art and Design, discuss the recent European exhibition Metadomestic, curated by Monica Gaspar. The thought-provoking exhibition challenged the idea of design and craft in the domestic setting. This is also your first chance to meet Damian in his role as our Curator of Applied Art and Design.

Thursday 6 December, 6.30pm (cafe open 5.30pm). Read more here

PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFTS

At our Museum Shops! From a great range of kids toys including some gorgeous retro games, to stunning, New Zealand-designed jewellery, prints and books. We’ve also got plenty of easy parking including our underground carpark which is free for the first hour – and if that wasn’t simple enough, we’ll wrap all your gifts for FREE.


A DINOSAUR-FILLED SUMMER

Basil the dinosaur has lived at Auckland Museum for seven years and this summer he’s creating his own guided tour of all its treasures. He’s picked the bits of the museum he loves best plus some of its best-kept secrets and put it all into a trail – from Dec 26 you can pick up one of his free trail maps when you visit the museum. If you want more of Basil, in January you can have him as your own, very special tour guide – you’ll have to book fast for these!

Read more here

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