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March, 2020

This is a repeating event

Sat21Mar10:30 amCancelledSuspended: Dig for Dinosaurs | Auckland MuseumSuspended10:30 am Auckland MuseumType:Museums and Galleries,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Auckland Museum Dig for Dinosaurs


(Saturday) 10:30 am


Auckland Museum

Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Future dates

Sunday 22 March 2020 10:30 amSaturday 28 March 2020 10:30 amSunday 29 March 2020 10:30 amSaturday 4 April 2020 10:30 amSunday 5 April 2020 10:30 amSaturday 11 April 2020 10:30 amSunday 12 April 2020 10:30 amSaturday 18 April 2020 10:30 amSunday 19 April 2020 10:30 amSaturday 25 April 2020 10:30 amSunday 26 April 2020 10:30 amSaturday 2 May 2020 10:30 amSunday 3 May 2020 10:30 amSaturday 9 May 2020 10:30 amSunday 10 May 2020 10:30 amSaturday 16 May 2020 10:30 amSunday 17 May 2020 10:30 amSaturday 23 May 2020 10:30 am

Event Details


Something huge and mysterious has just been discovered in Auckland city!

Using your amazing palaeontology skills, your mission is to help uncover a mystery dinosaur that will be revealed over the next few months.

Come along to Weird and Wonderful at Auckland Museum on the weekend weekend and grab a pick and a brush to go digging for fossils.

The programme includes a short tour of the Museum’s Origins Gallery, telling the story of amateur paleontologist, Joan Wiffen, who discovered New Zealand’s first dinosaur bone in 1975. Kids get to examine objects on the handling collection wall in the Weird and Wonderful Gallery and vote for the coolest dinosaur.

Every kid loves dinosaurs and this hands-on programme provides a fun introduction to the fascinating world of palaeontology. Young paleontologists will learn about:
– What palaeontologists do
– When and where dinosaurs lived
– What kind of dinosaurs lived in New Zealand
– How dinosaur fossils are formed
– How Auckland Museum cares for its dinosaur fossils
– Where does the museum hide their dinosaurs?

This event is recommended for children aged 5-12 years.
All children must be accompanied by an adult during this programme.

Sessions are on at 10;30am; 12pm and 1:30pm (depending on which weekend you choose to visit.) Bookings are essential


Tickets:  $15 per child

All children must be accompanied by an adult during this programme. Accompanying adults go FREE and do not require tickets.

General Admission is not included in this pricing – Museum entry is free for Aucklanders with proof of address.


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