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Taiao | Nature

Ko au te taiao, te taiao ko au

I am nature, nature is me

Opening in 2019
  • When Coming 2019
  • Where Level 2
  • Cost Free exhibitions
  • Ages All ages

How massive was a moa?

Can you help a freshwater fish find its way?

How can we counter climate change?

You’ll be the explorer in the new Taiao | Nature zone. Old favourites like the colossal squid and the quake house will be back, along with new exhibits showcasing New Zealanders' unique connection to nature – and our future as kaitiakikaitiaki guardians .

Mountains to Sea, Awesome Forces, and NatureSpace are closed while construction happens on Taiao | Nature.

These spaces had been with us since the beginning – 20 years. It's time to create bold new exhibitions to reflect our changing world.

The new zone opens in 2019. In the meantime, our living nature exhibit Bush City remains open – access via Te Papa Cafe, Level 1.

Exhibition highlights Taonga whakaatu

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