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
Join Hamuera Robb for a floor talk that brings out fascinating taonga from the Museum’s rich collection, unpacking the stories and significance of these objects and how they relate to our region.
Come along to this full-day workshop to learn how to become a Wikipedia contributor, even if you've never edited Wikipedia before; keen writers/researchers, hobby-ornithologists, bird friends, and researchers welcome.
Are you a museum person, librarian or archivist? Do you work in the heritage sector? If so, this talk is for you. Dr Mike Dickison, NZ’s ‘Wikipedian-at-Large’, will present an overview of Wikipedia, and discuss some possible engagement strategies for heritage organisations.
Join Dr Mike Dickison for this talk about NZ’s extinct giant flightless birds and what is known about their lives and behaviour.
Meet 17-year-old Cameron McGeorge, an award winning NZ photographer whose work is included in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
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).