Weekend What's On
Sminks Labs Coding & Robotics Demo at Otahuhu Library
Ōtāhuhu Pātaka Kōrero Ōtāhuhu Library, 28 Mason Avenue, Otahuhu, Auckland
Saturday 30 July 2016: 10:00am to Noon
Ōtāhuhu Pātaka Kōrero Ōtāhuhu Library
Introduction to coding and robotics for kids and adults alike. You will: get hands-on and building, exploring lights, sounds and movement and more.
Cost: FREE event
Auckland Art Gallery Family Drop in Session
Auckland Art Gallery
Saturday 30 July 2016: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Create art together in sessions inspired by art in the collection. There is no need to book. Suitable for kids aged 4 and up. All kids under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Long Way North - New Zealand International Film Festival
Academy Cinema, Lorne Street, Auckland
Saturday 30 July 2016: 10:30am
Long Way North is a beautifully animated historical fantasy about a 19th-century Russian girl who embarks on a hazardous adventure to the North Pole to find her grandfather’s ship and save her family’s honour.
Suitable for children aged 9 years plus.
Tickets: Children $12:50; Adults $15
Drury School Hall, Young Crescent, Drury
Saturday 30 July 2016: 10:00am to 4:00pm
See Auckland's best rabbits on display.
Saturday & Sunday Events
The Poetry Project at Northart
Northart, Norman King Square, Ernie Mays Street, Northcote
Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 2016: 10:00am to 4:00pm
The Poetry Project
See and read the results of the annual Poetry Project initiative when a selection of poems written around the theme of ‘Our Place our Maunga’ by students of Birkenhead Primary and Birkdale Intermediate go on display at Northart’s Studio Space.
Pick & Mix - Momentum Productions - Out of the Box
Lower NZI, Aotea Centre, Auckland CBD
Saturday 30 July 2016: Performances: 10:30am, Workshops 11:30am
Mangere Arts Centre, Mangere
Saturday 30 July 2016: Performances: 3pm, Workshops 4pm
Hauraki Rooms, Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
Sunday 31 July 2016: Performances: 10:30am, Workshop 11:30am
Enjoy the raw energy and skill of ‘Out of the Box’. Fusing many dance genres including hip-hop, tap and contemporary, the cast uses musical gadgets to inspire their creative performance. Artistic Director Andrew Cesan will host a workshop and share some of the fun techniques and choreographic devices that the cast used to get creative.
Leonardo da Vinci Comes to MOTAT
MOTAT – 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Saturday 30 July to Sunday 16 October 2016: 10:00am to 5:00pm
This award-winning international touring exhibition on loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy invites visitors to delve into the mind of Renaissance artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci and showcases many of his iconic inventions.
Cost: Normal admission fees apply: Children & Studens $8; Adults $16; Family Pass $40
Zirka Circus - Cross The Ocean
Pukekohe Indian Association Centre, 57 Ward Street, Pukekohe, Auckland
Saturday 30 July 2016: Noon and 3:00pm show
Sunday 31 July 2016: Noon show
Tickets: Child: $19 to$29; Adult $29 to $40; Family pass $86
Weekends of Imagination: Strawbees at MOTAT
MOTAT, 805 Great North Road & Meola Rd, Western Springs, Auckland
Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2016: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Be inspired, be imaginative, be inventive! Create with Strawbees! Experience real life engineering with this popular 'Maker Movement' system which encourages trial and error based learning while still being loads of fun.
Cost: Included in admission to MOTAT: Kids under 5 are FREE; Kids over 5 are $8; Adults $16; Family passes (2 adults and 4 children) $40.
Storytime at Auckland Museum
Weird and Wonderful, Auckland Museum
Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2016: 11:00am and 2:00pm
Gather 'round for a fun and interactive storytelling experience. Bring the whole family and get ready to listen, learn, clap and play.
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders
Planetarium Shows at Stardome
Stardome, 670 Manukau Rd, One Tree Hill Domain, Auckland
Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2016:
1:00pm The Accidental Astronauts - Kids 3 years plus
2:00pm Perfect Little Planet - Kids 4 to 6 years
3:00pm Attack of the Space Pirates
4:00pm Astronaut - Kids 6 to 10 years
7:00pm We are Stars - Family 8 years plus
Cost: Kids $10, Adults $12, Family $40.
Rediscover the Sky Tower
Sky Tower, Corner of Vicotria and Federal Street, Auckland City, Auckland
Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 July 2016: 9:00am to 10:00pm
Rediscover Sky Tower with this family package which includes sky tower admission for 2 adults and 2 children, 2 large coffees or teas, 2 single scoops of Kapiti ice cream. Down load a voucher for this offer here:
Cost: $65 per family (valued at $80)
Train Rides Panmure
Peterson Road, Panmure
Sunday 31 July 2016: 1:00pm to 4:00pm (weather permitting).
Cost: $2 per ride or a concession ticket giving 6 rides can be purchased for $10.
Steam Train Rides Mangere
Mangere Centre Park,Robertson Road, Auckland
Sunday 31 July 2016: 11:00am to 3:30pm (weather permitting)
Cost: Train tickets: $2:00 per person