Last days to see Bug Lab

Bug Lab is now closed.

This week is your last chance to experience our immersive world of Bug Lab before it heads off to Melbourne, and beyond.

Created with Weta Workshop (our second collaboration after Gallipoli: The scale of our war), the high impact, hands-on experience gives visitors the chance to learn from the genius of bugs.

"There are many fascinating things about our planet that escape our knowledge until exhibitions like this come along." – visitor feedback

Among the highlights are four pods showcasing the worlds of honeybees, jewel wasps, mantises, and dragonflies. The larger-than-life exhibits have captured the imagination of visitors.

"Bug Lab exceeded our expectations and has had over 130,000 visitors across four months. Their feedback has been overwhelmingly positive," said Rick Ellis, our chief executive.

"The huge scale bug displays created sheer awe and wonder."

Exhibition Creative Director and co-founder of Weta Workshop Richard Taylor says Bug Lab is an exceptional experience.

“Myself and the team at Weta Workshop were enthralled by the opportunity to collaborate with our friends and colleagues at Te Papa,” he says.

Bug Lab delivers a unique look into the lives of some extraordinary inhabitants of our planet.”

Bug Lab closes Monday 17 April, with last entry at 5.30pm. The museum closes at 6pm.

More information about Bug Lab