A tiger on a clifftop at night
A bear catches a fish from a river
A puffin flies with its beak full of krill
A monkey in a tree gazes calmly at the camera
Two possums stare out from under a roof
Wildlife Photographer of the Year logo

The world's best, now on show

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year comes to Palmerston North from the Natural History Museum in London. It is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for more than 50 years.

Using photography’s unique emotive power to engage and inspire audiences, the images provide an annual snapshot of the ‘state of the global environment’ and the diversity of life in all corners of the Earth, facing the challenges of an uncertain future.


Manawatū Wildlife Photography Competition

Do you have creative flair and keen powers of observation? Can you stop an animal in its tracks with the click of a button? Capture the scenic grandeur of the wider Manawatū? The Manawatū Wildlife Photography Competition is open to amateur photographers living in Manawatū.

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A view toward the cave section of Te Awa

Have your say!

We’ll soon be redeveloping our long-term exhibition on the natural history and environments of Manawatū – Te Awa. You might know this as our “river” exhibition – or the area with the cave.

We’d like your opinions on what you think of the exhibition now, and how we might improve the existing experience. If selected to take part, you will need to visit Te Manawa and Te Awa exhibition and note down your thoughts, and participate in a follow up phone interview between 24 May – 4 June.

If you would you like to participate please click on the link below for more information. 

Suffrage in Stitches

Suffrage in Stitches is a textile work 300 metres long honouring the women and men who signed the 1893 Suffrage petition. It’s the work of 546 individuals, families and groups from New Zealand and beyond, of all ages and abilities, during the 125th anniversary year of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.



Ngahuru | Autumn

A veteran sits in his living room surrounded by photographs

Now onOperation Grapple

1 May - 15 August
Check out our programme of events and activities.