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.
An internationally touring exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth in 100 exquisite photographs.
Events & Programmes
Join John Campbell our Museum Educator for an interactive gallery talk on the LIFE BEFORE DINOSAURS exhibition
Beat the crowds by seeing the exhibition before the museum opens each day.
9 AM - 10 AM EVERY DAY (from 26.12.18)
Experience Life Before Dinosaurs without children in our Just For Grown-Ups sessions.
WEDNESDAYS 5 PM - 6 PM (from 26.12.2018)
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).