Vehicle access: Our vehicle entrance will be reduced to one lane from 25 July until the end of November 2022, due to the construction of a new set of traffic lights outside Te Papa.
Info about vehicle access to Te Papa 25 Jul – Nov 2022

Sunfish: Dissecting and preserving an ocean giant

When a sunfish, the world’s heaviest bony fish, washed up on a beach Dr Tom Trnski from Auckland Museum rushed down to pick up the rare specimen.

At 2.1 metres long and weighing 243 kilograms – Tom knew that Te Papa would be the only fish facility with large enough tanks.