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)?
Sniff a kākāpō, and feel around for a kiwi’s dinner. Weigh in against a giant moa, and discover the abundant whales and dolphins in our seas. Take a leap as Zealandia splits from Gondwana – don’t get left behind!
- Mauri Activator: Work together to nurture mauri [life force], and see nature flourish around you.
- Only in NZ: A mass display celebrating hundreds of species found only in Aotearoa, from croakless frogs to oversized kinakina sea urchins.
- Haast’s Eagle: It’s huge, so look out!
- Moa Weigh-in: How many friends and whānau add up to a giant moa … and by the way, did that moa just move?
Friends Takeover: Access All Areas
Friends Takeover: Access All AreasThu 27 Jun 2019, 6.30pm–9.30pm All areas of Te Papa
Te Taiao Whānau Day: Backyard Birds and Bugs
Te Taiao Whānau Day: Backyard Birds and BugsFri 12 Jul 2019, 10.00am–3.00pm Te Papa Hui | Backyard & Bush City Kiosk, Te Taiao | Nature, Level 2
Talk: Tectonics, Tsunamis, and Technology
Talk: Tectonics, Tsunamis, and TechnologySat 20 Jul 2019, 11.00am–12.00pm ICON, Level 2