Skip to page content
You are here: Home > Events

What's happening in your area?

Discover what’s happening near you. There are opportunities to get involved in local research, competitions, awards, exhibitions, inspiring talks, roadshows and even festivals!            Submit an event >>

Showing 1-7 of 7 events

Sorted by date

Help Kaia the Kākā!

Kaia the Kākā is in trouble. Swift predators are advancing. She needs you to save her and her chicks before time runs out. Help Kaia in an adventure using a free-to-play augmented reality app that reveals the 'dangers' hiding in Wellington's Central Park.

Event details

Kaka Social A
  • Wellington
  • Activity

Date and time

Until Sat 16 Dec

Who for

Families and children

Big Day Birdathon

How many birds can you spot in 24 hours? Get a team together and count as many different feathered species as you can!

Event details

kids playing 863613 1280
  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Taranaki
  • Waikato
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Wellington
  • Southland
  • West Coast
  • Tasman District
  • Otago
  • Nelson City
  • Marlborough
  • Canterbury
  • Chatham Islands
  • Online
  • Citizen/participatory science
  • Activity

Date and time

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec

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

Wed 20 Dec onwards

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

exh changinggear talltile315x472
  • Auckland
  • Activity
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Now and ongoing

Who for

Everyone

Dunedin Maths Craft Day

Make a Möbius strip, crochet a hyperbolic plane, build a fractal sculpture, fold an origami octahedron, and listen to talks about the connections between maths and crafts.

Event details

origami icosahedron smaller2
  • Otago
  • Activity

Date and time

Sun 11 February, 10am - 5pm

Who for

Everyone

Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes

Explore the secret world of bugs and the vital role they play in our lives without us even realising it! Learn about the different native species of bugs in Aotearoa, how to become a citizen scientist, and how bugs inspire those on the frontline of tech!

Event details

6457 BeetletileWEB
  • Nelson City
  • Citizen/participatory science
  • Activity
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Until Sun 11 Feb

Who for

Families