Learning Resources

You will find this video a useful tool for your previsit planning or for tamariki or students who need extra support when encountering new environments outside school. We encourage you to show it to your all of your tamariki and their whanau prior to your visit.

We show this clip to your group on the day of your visit to explain our rules and some basic safety information. You may want to show your tamariki and their whanau this short clip prior to your visit as an additional support tool.


At The Beach - a learning resource

As an island nation our love for the water hasn’t changed over time. What we wear to the beach in and on the water however has changed a lot. When you visit 'At The Beach' this summer at the New Zealand Maritime Museum, your students will have the chance to explore how differing social, cultural, and environmental influences have changed what we wear at the beach. We will focus on materials used to make different swimming attire and will involve testing and exploring materials and items that could be worn or used at the beach or in the water.

Download the 'At The Beach' education resource here.


At The Beach

The Museum's Blog is also packed with fascinating articles grouped into the following themes:


Love the Sea


Dangers of the Sea


Heroes of the Sea


Other learning resources

Immigration and Identity
Kupe Sites
Yellow-Eyed Penguin Expedition
Part of a survey team organised by the Department of Conservation, one of our Museum Educators visited the Auckland Islands in November 2014 to count rare Yellow-Eyed Penguins.
Secondary School Maths & Science
Keep the Oceans Clean


Research and Databases



Floating and Sinking - Science
America's Cup FAQs
America's Cup Resources