SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EVENTS
Night Lights at MOTAT
MOTAT, 805 Great North Road and Meola Road, Western Springs, Auckland map
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June 2018: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Kick off the Matariki festivities in radiant style with this spectacular illumination event at MOTAT. Come prepared to be awed by a brilliant array of displays and artworks inspired by the objects in the Museum’s collection. The engaging interpretations created by local artists see transport and technology artefacts represented in a completely new light. Installations are complemented by light activations such as projection mapping, shadow play areas, illuminated heritage buildings and vintage trams festooned with fairy lights. Live performances throughout the museum celebrate Māori and Pasifika cultures and popular food truck Puha and Pākehā will be onsite serving up their signature Māori dishes with a modern twist.
Cost: Under 5's are FREE; Children 5 years plus and Students $5; Adults $10
Secret World of Butterflies
Sainsbury Horricks Gallery, Auckland Museum
Saturday 16 June 2018 onwards
Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns as new exhibition Secret World of Butterflies takes flight. View thousands of butterflies from the Shannon Collection, on display for the first time. Be amazed by these stunning insects in this family-friendly exhibition that reveals unbelievable butterfly facts and is packed full of interactive activities. Zoom in on nature’s designs or create your own butterfly and unleash it into a magical digital garden.
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders
BODY WORLDS Vital
Hilton Auckland Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand map
Saturday 16 June to Friday 13 July 2018
BODY WORLDS is the Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies - seen by 45 million visitors globally. Vital explores the wonders of human health and wellbeing.
Cost: Children (0 to 4 years) FREE; Children 5 to 15 years $15; Student $25; Adults and Seniors $28; Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children).
LEGO Fan Display
Kohia Terrace School, 3 Kohia Terrace, Epsom, Auckland
Sunday 17 June 2018: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fun interactive LEGO® 4X4 cars you can drive. Exciting new displays of Dr. Who, Trains, Boats, Planes, Technic, Friends, Star Wars, Classic Space, Thunderbirds & much more. Talk to the creators and LEGO® enthusiasts. Competitions to build your own creations, bring them in for judging and prizes. Buckets of LEGO® to play with, thanks to Toyco.
Tickets: $8 . Fundraising for the Kolonga Government Primary School in Tonga after the devastation of Cyclone Gita earlier in the year.
Matariki Dawn 6 years plus
Sunday 17 June 2018: 7:00pm
In celebration of Matariki, catch the popular Matariki Dawn show. Using the planetarium technology, learn more about this important open star cluster and practical astronomy. Fly out to Matariki and learn the Maori names of the seven visible stars, find out why we see Matariki at certain times of the year and why the lunar calendar is important. The show includes the animated tale of Rangi and Papatuanuku and the story of Rona and the Moon. Sit back and listen to the story of the shadows on the Moon came to be as Marama the Moon captured Rona and held her in punishment for her angry outburst.
Tickets: Child $10; Student $10; Adult $12; Family (2 adults and 3 children) $40
JUMP Sensory Session
2 JUMP locations: North Shore, Avondale and East Tamaki
Sunday 17 June 2018: 9:00am to 10:00am
Sensory session at JUMP for shcildren with special needs and their families.
Cost: $8 per hour for a sensory child under 110cm. One carer per child JUMPs for FREE.