Clever CrustaceansMawhiti Tino Rawe
Discover crustaceans’ smart survival tricks in a mini exhibition with real specimens and hands-on interactives. Created in collaboration with NIWA Taihoro Nukurangi.
Toroa ngā tino tikanga ora ā te mawhiti i tētahi whakaaturanga iti he tauira tūturu he mahi pāhekoheko mā te ringa kei roto. He mea waihanga tahi me NIWA Taihoro Nukurangi.
22 May – 21 Aug 2023
Te Papa Hui | The Back Yard, Te Taiao | Nature, Level 2
Tactile, opportunities to touch
Crabs, lobsters, shrimp – they’re Aotearoa New Zealand’s most famous crustaceans. Now meet the wider gang, from barnacles with superglue to slaters in the backyard. Explore the unique features of five marine crustaceans, and take a dive into their world.
Kia kitea ake
Crustaceans of Aotearoa New Zealand and the South Pacific
Crustacea includes lobsters, crabs, shrimps, prawns, hoppers, wood lice, water fleas, and several other groups. Most crustaceans live in the sea but some are found in freshwater or on land. The one thing they all need to survive is water, or at least a moist habitat.