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Kermadec: Lines in the Ocean

Nine artists in the South Pacific

In May 2011 nine artists were invited to voyage upon the HMNZS Otago from Devonport Naval Base in Auckland,...

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Sunlight: Ihi Kōmaru

Discover the secrets of the sun!

Discover the secrets of the Sun in a fun new interactive exhibition for all ages, that shows how light has...

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Kids TM

Open daily, Kids TM is a vibrant, interactive, playful space at Te Manawa for children up to the age of eight and their caregivers. One of our...

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Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū

Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from a variety of angles: meet our local wildlife, learn about the river's history,...

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Farewell Zealandia: Forgotten Kiwi Songs of WW1

The forgotten Kiwi songs of World War One tell the story of what it meant to be a New Zealander living through the turmoil and tragedy at the...

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Manawatū Journeys

Open Daily, a journey through our shared history - the stories and of the pioneers who shaped the land as we know it today. The Manawatū has...

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Te Rangi Whenua

Open daily, Te Taiwhanga o Te Rangi Whenua (Te Rangi Whenua Gallery) shares the stories of iwi groups in the Manawatū, Rangitīkei and Horowhenua...

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Pasifika - Treasures in the Manawatu

Open Daily in the Gallery. Explore what it is to be Pasifika and living in the Manawatū through stories and objects, from both the community and...

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Dinosaur Footprints: A Story of Discovery

See first-hand the footprints of the giants that walked our land! 'Dinosaur Footprints: a Story of Discovery' features three footprints discovered...

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Sunlight: The Solar Telescope

The Palmerston North Astronomical Society presents: Solar Viewing in the Te Manawa courtyard 12 - 2pm (weather permitting).

"The Sun is the...

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Sunlight: Aztec Calendar, Sun and Light, Matter of Life

Join H.E. Leonora Rueda, Ambassador of Mexico for an engaging public talk on the Aztec Calendar as part of the events programme to support...

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Balls, Bullets & Boots Exhibition

A New Zealand Rugby Museum exhibition commemorating World War One - opens on 22nd August 2015 thru to November 2015 and then touring nationally.

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Sunday Concert Series

2015 Sunday Concert Series, Te Manawa Art Gallery

2.30pm - Concerts are held in the gallery upstairs. Lift available. Please arrive early to...

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Sunlight: Puppet Workshop

Join Puppeteer Anna Bailey from String Bean Puppets and make your own sun string puppet that will shine and sparkle in the sunlight then learn how...

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Te Ahi Kai Ata O Matariki - Dawn Ceremony

Matariki is the time when we remember those who have passed on and welcome the Māori New Year.

The fires of Puanga and Matariki will be lit,...

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Antony & Cleopatra

After the success of Julius Caesar: Rome Inc., in 2013 and Othello last year, ProperJob Productions is bringing tragedy back to Te Manawa in 2015...

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Weekend Discovery Time

Saturday & Sunday

Our weekend educators run a variety of free activities every Saturday and Sunday at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and...

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Queen's Birthday Celebration

Saturday 30 May

Celebrate Queen’s Birthday weekend fun day!
Take a seat on the Royal chair that the Queen sat on in her royal visit to...

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Nightlight: Te Manawa After Dark

Nightlight: Te Manawa After Dark
Step inside Te Manawa after dark and go on a UV Light Hunt through the museum and participate in a range of...

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National Geographic Presents: 50 Greatest Photographs

For the first time ever The National Geographic brings 50 of its greatest photographs to New Zealand. Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History...

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Stories

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A Matter of Light and Death

26 MayCommunity / Events

For the Mesoamerican people, the astronomer was a person who tossed his eyes to the sky, and the stars were the eyes of the sky. The Aztec sun stone – also known as the calendar stone – is...

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Sunlight – Mixing Colours

24 MarExhibitions / Touring Shows

A new Te Manawa developed exhibition is promising to challenge everything you thought you already knew about the light that has shaped life and culture for millions of years. Opening on 18...

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From Palmy to Shetland: Pictures of a rug.

21 MarCollections

  Snap! Photographing a rug is no small feat when that rug is more than 150 years old! Last week our collections team worked with photographer David Lupton to capture an early ‘taatit’...

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Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru

Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru