Exhibitions, events, kids’ activities and more - see what’s coming up.
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.
The Museum's Blog is also packed with fascinating articles grouped into the following themes:
Love the Sea
- Love Across the Sea
- Volvo Ocean Race: Anticipating the arrival to Auckland
- Volvo Ocean Race: The highs & lows of sailing the open seas
- Sweet Kathleen: a love story for Valentine's Day
- The City of Many Lovers (and Sails)
- Life on board a tall ship: the night watch and keeping clean on the ocean)
- BREEZE sets sail in the Bay of Islands Regatta
Dangers of the Sea
- Auckland Islands Depot Boat
- Top 20 sailing superstitions
- The sinking of RMS Rangitane
- Surf life saving and Muriel Brown
- Hospital Ships Maheno and Marama
- Life jackets at sea
- Protest vessels
- Navigating the Pacific
- NZ joins WW1
- The Merchant Navy
- HMS ORPHEUS
Heroes of the Sea
- Sir John Logan Campbell
- Joseph Day
- Captain Thomas Wing
- Sir William Hamilton
- Abel Tasman
- Sir Peter Blake
- James Joseph Craig
- The Munich Rowing Eight
Other learning resources
|Immigration and Identity|
|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|
|Floating and Sinking - Science|
|America's Cup FAQs|
|America's Cup Resources|