Over 140 years ago, two men created what remains NZ’s most famous book on native birds. This exhibition showcases illustrations from A History of the Birds of New Zealand alongside selected bird taxidermy specimen.
First to NZ, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year internationally touring exhibition showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth in 100 exquisite photographs.
Events & Programmes
This family-friendly holiday activity fuses science and art to create beautiful and unique eggs to celebrate Easter. Egg hunt and give-aways included!
Go exploring and discover some of Nelson's treasures from history with this museum scavenger hunt.
Look for Moa skeletons, milk drinking straws and a giant carnivorous snail that will all help you discover more about New Zealand in our regional gallery.
Discover more about the Maori legends, taonga and lives of Maori heroes that are unique to Whakatu (Nelson).