Discover what’s happening near you. There are opportunities to get involved in research, awards to apply for, conferences and workshops to get along to, and fun activities for schools and families.
In winter 2014 and summer 2015, two separate expeditions into southern Fiordland transported 26 New Zealand artists to the waters of Tamatea.
Their task: to connect people with this very special area and offer a window into a largely unseen environment.
This exhibition provides the opportunity for you to see, hear and explore Tamatea through their eyes.
Tamatea - Art and Conservation in Dusky Sound includes over 50 original works by some of New Zealand’s most significant artists, and emerging talent.
Mon 15 May - Fri 14 Jul
See the winners of the 2017 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition displayed in Otago Museum.
Over 2,200 entries were received in the following categories:
Human impact on the environment
Wildlife in action (video)
Vote for which you think should receive the People’s Choice award using the touchscreens in the exhibition.
The winner will be announced towards the end of the exhibition.
Otago Museum, Dunedin
Until Sun 23 July
Terminator, The Matrix, Wall-E, Get Smart … we’ve always been fascinated with gadgets, robots and machines. We to think of it as a 21st century construct, yet the earliest conceptualisation of robots go as back as the 4th century BC. One of the first recorded designs of a humanoid robot was made by artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci.
Nelson Provincial Museum will be showcasing Da Vinci’s genius with an exhibition of some of his most ground-breaking technologies in the award-winning Da Vinci Machines exhibition.
The exhibit brings to life 80 Italian handcrafted machines including armoured tanks, a mechanical lion, robotic drummer, flying machines and a bicycle. A replica of Da Vinci’s enigmatic painting Mona Lisa will also be on display.
Nelson Provincial Museum
Until Sun 13 Aug
A must-see for nature lovers and photographers, the Natural History Museum's ever popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to Auckland Museum for an exclusive showing of 100 stunning new photographs.
Fri 7 Jul - Sun 3 Dec
The New Zealand Tree Project is an innovative film and photography venture, where a small team of scientists, photographers/videographers and tree climbers captured imagery of majestic trees from viewpoints that people rarely get to experience from the forest floor.
By using innovative mediums such as time-lapse, hyper-lapse and 3D video, the team were able to create one of a kind footage of the forest from ground breaking new angles.
The centre piece of the exhibition is a portrait of a huge rimu created by stitching together more than 60 photos taken over 4 weeks. Alongside it are large photographic prints and an epic time lapse video.
18 Nov - 18 Feb 2018
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.
Te Papa, Wellington
Now & ongoing
How is milk made and processed? Why is the Waikato considered the ‘dairy capital of New Zealand’?
In this interactive, educational exhibition created for children and families, you can explore the issues and advancements in agricultural science that are paving the way for an even more productive, efficient and environmentally-conscious industry.
Milk Matters celebrates success, telling the stories of our local farmers, and explains some of the science and technology that surrounds dairy farming - from the underground (soil science) to the atmosphere (climate change).
You will be surprised by the energy and invention that is focused on this everyday food!
Now and ongoing
Children and families
The Innovators is an exhibition that celebrates not only the achievements but the entire process of innovation, from conceptualisation to creation and explores the learnings from setbacks overcome along the way.
Gain a unique insight into the personal attributes and thought processes of ordinary Kiwis who have achieved extraordinary feats. The exhibition explores the personalities and contributions of the well-known public figures, and equally importantly, their lesser known colleagues who work behind the scenes but without whom the innovations would not be possible.
Innovators sharing their stories and hard-won wisdom include Peter Beck from Rocket Lab, Rod Drury from Xero, Ian Taylor from Animation Research Limited, Frances Valintine from The Mind Lab by Unitec and Dr Keith Alexander from Springfree Trampoline.
Museum of Transport and Technology
Now & ongoing