Ko au te taiao, te taiaoko au | I am nature, nature is me
You’re the explorer in our Te Taiao | Nature exhibition zone. Celebrate Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique natural environment – and get ready for our future as kaitiaki
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Mātauranga MāoriMātauranga Māori Māori knowledge meets science in these interactive exhibitions about our weird and wonderful wildlife, our shaky land, and the innovative ways we’re protecting our natural taonga
Te Taiao | Nature includes four main exhibition areas and two lounges:
Te Ika Whenua | Unique NZ
Follow in the footsteps of Māui
Māuia Pacific hero who performs amazing featsMāori | Noun the explorer, and meet our weird and wonderful wildlife. How did species here become unique – or downright odd? Why are so many of our animals and plants gigantic, flightless, or a bit drab (until you get to know them)?
Whakarūaumoko | Active Land
Enter the realm of Rūaumoko, god of volcanoes and earthquakes, and explore the geological forces that shape our shaky land.
The Quake House is back to give you a shake-up, so get ready to drop, cover, hold.
Te Kōhanga | Nest
Step into the Nest and immerse yourself in birdsong. Which native birds are thriving, threatened, or extinct? Touch their eggs to find out. In the centre is a fragile moa egg – a symbol of lost mauri
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Ngā Kaitiaki | Guardians
How are we helping to protect our native species? Get ready for our future – as kaitiaki
kaitiakiguardiansMāori of our natural wonders. How can we make our rivers, lakes, and seas healthy again? How are innovative Kiwis tackling the challenges of climate change?