Clever CrustaceansMawhiti Tino Rawe

Combining the expertise of scientists from NIWA and Te Papa, our latest touring exhibition invites the public to meet Aotearoa New Zealand’s most famous crustaceans!

Crabs, lobsters, shrimp – they are 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.

Adapted for survival in water and on dry land, the intricacies of these curious creatures are revealed by a digital microscope. Digital labels and five physical interactives extend the experience for visitors young and old.

Touring schedule

South Canterbury Museum, Timaru29 Jun – 22 Sep 2024
Waikato Museum, Hamilton23 Sep to 3 Nov 2023
Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington29 May to 20 Aug 2023

Hosting enquiries

Pat Stodart
Touring Exhibition Manager