ARBORIA by Architects of Air at Aotea Square
We went to the opening of ARBORIA this afternoon with our kids. ARBORIA is a colourful luminarium of dazzling tunnels and soaring domes that is fun for the kids (and the adults) to explore.
The kids were itching to get inside the strange looking luminarium. The kids were entertained making bubble wands while they waited to go in. Auckland Live is presenting Square Kids – free musical, theatrical and magic performances to keep the kids entertained while ARBORIA is in town.
Our kids loved walking through the winding tunnels and arriving in the different coloured domes. They couldn’t believe how beautiful it looked inside and that the different colours were created just from the natural day light shining through the coloured plastic.
ARBORIA is dedicated to the theme of trees designed by Alan Parkinson. There are patterns and forms of a forest, with luminous trunks, leaves and branches.
ARBORIA is made from plastic which was cut and glued together by hand by the Architects of Air in England. The plastic is delicate so you need to make sure your kids stay on the paths and off the walls, which can be tricky with younger kids who found it so much fun.
ARBORIA will be at Aotea Centre until Sunday 11 October. ARBORIA is open on Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00am to 4:00pm and on Saturday and Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
You can either book tickets in advance from Auckland Live or join the walk-up queue on the day. At peak times entry may be limited to 20 minutes. Kids under the age of 16 must be accompanies by an adult, with at least one adult to every four children. Also, you will need to take your shoes off before entering ARBORIA.
Ticket are $12 each and FREE for children under the age of three. Family tickets for four people are $40.