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A Waka Odyssey

"Waka carry stories, art, science, knowledge, whakapapa and performance." This festival is a three-part adventure created by Anna Marbrook, Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr & Kasia Pol.

Event details

Kupe Arrival
  • Wellington
  • Activity
  • Exhibition
  • Talk/Show
  • Festival

Date and time

Fri 23 February - Sat 3 March

Who for

Everyone

Nanogirl vs The Elements

New Zealand's favourite science superhero Nanogirl (played by Dr Michelle Dickinson) and her trusty lab assistant Boris are back at Auckland Arts Festival with a brand new show!

Event details

nanogirl jet trolley
  • Auckland
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Sat 3 March, 5pm

Who for

Ages 5+

Seaweek - Kaupapa Moana 2018

The 2018 theme for Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana – is ‘Toiora te Moana, Toiora te Tangata – Healthy Seas, Healthy People’. It highlights our many connections with the sea and ways we can keep our coastline and seas healthy for all.

Event details

Seaweek2018
  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Taranaki
  • Waikato
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Wellington
  • Southland
  • West Coast
  • Tasman District
  • Otago
  • Nelson City
  • Marlborough
  • Canterbury
  • Citizen/participatory science
  • Activity
  • Competition
  • Exhibition
  • Workshop/Conference
  • Talk/Show
  • Festival

Date and time

Sat 3 March - Sun 11 March

Who for

Everyone - from teachers to kaitiaki

2018 Schoolfest: Mechanical Ballet

Drums that strike themselves. Loudspeakers that pivot and pirouette. Pianos with keys that tap dance ghostly toccatas. Get up close to a brave new world of mechatronic music, where instruments play themselves and keep pace with live musicians.

Event details

Mechanical Ballet Piano
  • Wellington
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Fri 16 Mar, 7pm

Who for

Aimed at students in Years 9–13

Elizabeth Thomson – Cellular Memory

New Zealand artist Elizabeth Thomson explores themes of global warming, pollution, science, the environment and ocean overfishing in her new exhibition. Expect to see a variety of sea creatures, photos of the molecular and cellular, and 500 bronze fish.

Event details

The Cascades II detail WEB
  • Wellington
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Until Mon 2 April

Who for

Everyone

Bug Lab

Hosted by Auckland Zoo, Bug Lab is a blockbuster science exhibition developed by New Zealand’s world-famous museum, Te Papa, with the award-winning Weta Workshop.

Event details

bug lab fotz
  • Auckland
  • Activity
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Now and ongoing

Who for

Families and children

Changing Gear

Changing Gear explores the past and future of cycling in New Zealand and showcases some of the innovations in the world of bikes, from the high tech to the quirky!

Event details

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  • Auckland
  • Activity
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Now and ongoing

Who for

Everyone

Te Whaanau Maarama: The Heavenly Bodies

This ground-breaking exhibition curated by Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) experts shines the spotlight on Māori astronomy and examines the traditional Māori societal view of the night sky and how it is being revitalised in the modern world.

Event details

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  • Waikato
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Until Friday 13 July 2018

Who for

Everyone

Brave Hearts

This interactive pop-up exhibition explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated, and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery.

Event details

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  • Auckland
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Now and ongoing

Who for

Everyone