Wildlife Photographer of the year
Auckland Museum is currently exhibiting the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This exhibition – which is on loan from the Natural History Museum in London- features close up encounters with the natural world.
There are backlit images of animals, landscapes and nature on display, with captions and fascinating back-stories.
Definitely worth a visit! These photos are on display from 25th April until the 3rd of August 2014.
Tickets are free with museum entry (museum entry is $25 for non New Zealand residents).
Getting there: Getting to the Museum is easy! You can walk through the Domain (a wonderful park located close to the city), or catch the LINK bus service (look for the red, green or orange buses). For more information about planning your journey, check out the website http://www.maxx.co.nz . This website provides information about public transport around Auckland City.
Auckland Voyager Maritime Museum is a place to learn how New Zealand’s relationship with the sea has shaped the nations identity. It is home to stories of ambition, courage and exploration. There are plenty of exhibitions and opportunities to learn about New Zealand’s link with the ocean. Entry to the for visitors from outside of Auckland is $17 for adults and $14 for seniors/students. You can also take part in a harbor sailing, which costs $29 for adults and $24 for students (this price includes entry to the museum). The harbor sailing is a one-hour heritage vessel trip. The New Zealand Maritime Museum is located in the heart of Auckland City on the corner of Quay and Hobson Streets. The museum is open everyday except Christmas day from 9am-5pm, with final admissions at 4pm daily.
The current exhibition on display is about the journey of the first great migration to Aotearoa (New Zealand).
For more information on the museum, check out the website: www.maritimemuseum.co.nz
There us a free exhibition on at the Auckland Museum from 22nd February 2013- 24th March 2013 featuring 30 elaborate and original costumes from the WOW (World of Wearable Art) show in Wellington. WOW has created audio visual presentations so visitors can view the large scale montage of WOW show footage.
A bit about WOW (the inspiration for this exhibition) :
Wearable Art is a fusion of art and fashion, garments are created as works of Art and are often made from a variety of different and unusual materials (for example, wood!) WOW is a two hour show which is held annually in September in Wellington. The first show was held in 1987 and has since grown to be recognized internationally. It is a spectacular, unforgettable show and an experience that is indescribable. Tickets are available for purchase from the world of wearable art website.