March, 2020

This is a repeating event

2020Sat21Mar10:30 amCancelledSuspended: Dig for Dinosaurs | Auckland MuseumSuspended10:30 am Auckland Museum, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010Type:Museums and Galleries,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:Children (5 to 10 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Auckland Museum Dig for Dinosaurs

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.


Auckland MuseumAuckland War Memorial Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people and is a war memorial for the Auckland province.Ph: 09-309 0443 Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1021, New Zealand