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Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival

Celebrate the creation of the southern hemisphere’s first International Dark Sky Reserve! Events include stargazing, lectures, a concert, an essay and poetry competition, documentaries on the night sky, a photographic exhibition, and more.

Event details

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  • Canterbury
  • Activity
  • Exhibition
  • Talk/Show
  • Festival

Date and time

Fri 13 to Sun 15 October

Who for

Everyone

Science NZ: 25 year anniversary

Over two days at Te Papa Museum, Wellington: Friday, 10 November and Saturday, 11 November, Science New Zealand presents a variety of informative, educational public talks that will enthral, inspire and fascinate you. Bring your family and friends along!

Event details

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  • Wellington
  • Activity
  • Exhibition
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Fri 10 - Sat 11 November

Who for

Everyone

Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru

Presented in both English and Te Reo Māori, this hands-on exhibition explains how sunlight is created, how fast light travels, how it behaves and reacts to various mediums, and how light influences life and culture.

Event details

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  • Auckland
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Until 31 December

Who for

Families

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

Until 31 December

Who for

Everyone

Geometry

Artists from almost every culture create art that is based upon geometric shapes. Everything in nature has a mathematical shape, so the very nature of drawing from nature is an attempt at recreating geometric shapes. This exhibition explores this concept.

Event details

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  • Waikato
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Until Sun 14 January 2018

Who for

Everyone

The New Zealand Tree Project

This innovative film and photography venture, involving a small team of scientists, photographers/videographers and tree climbers, captures majestic trees in great detail from groundbreaking new angles.

Event details

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  • Waikato
  • Exhibition

Date and time

18 November - 18 February 2018

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

You Called Me WHAT?!

This exhibition celebrates 150 years of scientific discovery at Te Papa.
Uncover the fascinating stories behind scientific names – and help the Te Papa team name a newly discovered forget-me-not.

Event details

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  • Wellington
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Now & ongoing

Who for

Everyone!

Milk Matters

How is milk made and processed? Why is the Waikato considered the ‘dairy capital of New Zealand’? This interactive exhibition created for children and families explores the issues and advancements in agricultural science.

Event details

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  • Waikato
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Now and ongoing

Who for

Children and families