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Lab in a Box visits Parliament!

For two days only, the converted shipping container is on Wellington's Parliamentary grounds! Get involved with free hands-on science demonstrations, displays and shows — fun experiences for all ages.

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  • Wellington
  • Activity
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Wed 28 February - Thurs 1 March

Who for

Everyone - even MPs!

National Biomechanics Day: seeking schools!

The National Biomechanics Day project teams are inviting schools to take part in this awesome day that explores the physics and biology of movement - from arm wrestling to animals to animations.

Event details

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  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Waikato
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Wellington
  • Otago
  • Canterbury
  • Activity

Date and time

Register by Thurs 1 March

Who for

Schools

A Waka Odyssey

"Waka carry stories, art, science, knowledge, whakapapa and performance." This festival is a three-part adventure created by Anna Marbrook, Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr & Kasia Pol.

Event details

Kupe Arrival
  • Wellington
  • Activity
  • Exhibition
  • Talk/Show
  • Festival

Date and time

Fri 23 February - Sat 3 March

Who for

Everyone

Seaweek - Kaupapa Moana 2018

The 2018 theme for Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana – is ‘Toiora te Moana, Toiora te Tangata – Healthy Seas, Healthy People’. It highlights our many connections with the sea and ways we can keep our coastline and seas healthy for all.

Event details

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  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Taranaki
  • Waikato
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Wellington
  • Southland
  • West Coast
  • Tasman District
  • Otago
  • Nelson City
  • Marlborough
  • Canterbury
  • Citizen/participatory science
  • Activity
  • Competition
  • Exhibition
  • Workshop/Conference
  • Talk/Show
  • Festival

Date and time

Sat 3 March - Sun 11 March

Who for

Everyone - from teachers to kaitiaki

2018 Schoolfest: Mechanical Ballet

Drums that strike themselves. Loudspeakers that pivot and pirouette. Pianos with keys that tap dance ghostly toccatas. Get up close to a brave new world of mechatronic music, where instruments play themselves and keep pace with live musicians.

Event details

Mechanical Ballet Piano
  • Wellington
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Fri 16 Mar, 7pm

Who for

Aimed at students in Years 9–13

Elizabeth Thomson – Cellular Memory

New Zealand artist Elizabeth Thomson explores themes of global warming, pollution, science, the environment and ocean overfishing in her new exhibition. Expect to see a variety of sea creatures, photos of the molecular and cellular, and 500 bronze fish.

Event details

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  • Wellington
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Until Mon 2 April

Who for

Everyone