Exhibitions Permanent exhibition


Unique NZ
Te Ika Whenua

Meet our weird and wonderful wildlife. How did species here become unique – or downright odd?

Haramai ki a ngāi tipu ki a ngāi kīrea. I pēhea i motuhake ai ēnei iwi taketake o konei – Tūturu he iwi rerekē he momo rerekē?

See all Te Taiao | Nature exhibitions
  • When | Āhea Opening 11 May 2019
  • Where | Ki hea Te Taiao | Nature, Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu Free exhibition
  • Ages | Te reanga All ages
  • Allow | Me whakarite 30 minutes
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki

    Wheelchair accessible 

Why are so many of our animals and plants gigantic, flightless, or a bit drab (until you get to know them)?

Weigh in against a giant moa – how many friends and whānau do you need to match it? Discover the abundant whales and dolphins in our seas. Take a leap as Zealandia splits from Gondwana – don’t get left behind!


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