Wings: Nature's Flying Machines | Hua rere a te taiao Te Papa's website

Birds, insects, gliders, kites - here you will fly into an amazing world of flight. Discover the marvellous birds of Aotearoa, the different creatures that fly, pūrākau (stories), and the dynamics of flight by gliding through this site.

This site was originally developed for the exhibition Wings: Nature's flying machines which ran at Te Papa from 3 August 2003 to 25 April 2004. It includes a learning component that can be used at home, in the classroom, and here at Te Papa.

Cool facts for kids.


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Wings- teach and learn the principles of flight.

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Pigeons - the first airmail service. Just one of many long-distance fliers.

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Manu tukutuku - the kite culture of Māori.

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