December, 2019

This is a repeating event

2019Thu26Dec10:00 am5:00 pmVoyage to AotearoaMore dates10:00 am - 5:00 pm Auckland Museum, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010Type:Exhibition,Free,Museums and Galleries,School HolidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Children enjoying the Voyage to Aotearoa exhibition at Auckland Museum

Event Details

Viist the kid friendly VOYAGE TO AOTEAROA: TUPAIA AND THE ENDEAVOUR exhibition at Auckland Museum.

Jump on board this Pacific adventure where you can sail a va’a around the Society Islands, experience life as a sailor, and the charting of the coastline of Aotearoa.

You and your family can experience life as it was 250 years ago in our action-packed new exhibition. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the world of Tupaia, the Tahitian navigator, high priest and artist, as he journeys on the Endeavour to Aotearoa New Zealand.

With three parts to this exhibition, each with child-friendly interactive activities, we feature the little-known story of Tupaia and the significant role he played in James Cook’s first voyage. Experience life as a sailor, navigate your vessel across the ocean, watch Tupaia’s paintings come to life, and more.

Summer school holidays – Quest of the Navigators activity
During the summer school holidays collect a map from the information desk  and follow the clues to discover what skills, tools and knowledge were used in the pre-digital age, while the kids and you explore the Museum galleries.

The exhibition is on until Sunday 15 March 2020.


FREE for Aucklanders.

Entry to the exhibition is FREE with Museum entry for non-Aucklanders.


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