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Mad about Mars

This year, Mars will the closest to Earth since 2003, looking bigger and brighter than usual! Stardome in Auckland has a full line-up of events and resources to celebrate 2 months of stellar Mars-gazing.

Event details

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  • Auckland
  • Activity
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Throughout July and August

Who for

Everyone

Bug Lab

Hosted by Auckland Zoo, Bug Lab is a blockbuster science exhibition developed by New Zealand’s world-famous museum, Te Papa, with the award-winning Weta Workshop.

Event details

bug lab fotz
  • Auckland
  • Activity
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Closes 26 August

Who for

Families and children

Supervolcanoes supertour: 2018 Rutherford Lecture

Find out from volcano expert Colin Wilson what makes a supervolcano, how such volcanoes work and can be studied, and whether the next supervolcano eruption is likely to take us by surprise.

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
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Until Wed 12 September, evenings.

Who for

Aged 12 plus

Weedbusters film challenge

Win $1000 for your school with the Weedbusters 2-minute Film Challenge for Year 1-8 students. Get creative, learn heaps and help save the environment!

Event details

2Woody plain
  • Online
  • Competition

Date and time

Entries close 5pm Mon 1 October

Who for

Teachers and students in Year 1-8

Accelerate: Driving New Zealand

Revved up, fully charged, and challenging the status quo! MOTAT’s latest exhibition, Accelerate: Driving New Zealand, delves into the past, present, and future of New Zealand’s relationship with vehicles.

Event details

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  • Auckland
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Now and ongoing

Who for

Everyone

Te Whaanau Maarama: The Heavenly Bodies

This ground-breaking exhibition curated by Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) experts shines the spotlight on Māori astronomy and examines the traditional Māori societal view of the night sky and how it is being revitalised in the modern world.

Event details

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  • Waikato
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Until August 2019

Who for

Everyone

iNaturalistNZ

Join iNaturalistNZ and take part in a new citizen science project! Help scientists keep track of plants and animals by using the iNaturalist app or website to record when and where you see them in your local area.

Event details

689 original
  • Online
  • Citizen/participatory science

Date and time

Now & ongoing

Who for

Everyone

Milk Matters

How is milk made and processed? Why is the Waikato considered the ‘dairy capital of New Zealand’? This interactive exhibition created for children and families explores the issues and advancements in agricultural science.

Event details

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  • Waikato
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Now and ongoing

Who for

Children and families

The Innovators

Get a unique insight into the personal attributes and thought processes of ordinary Kiwis who have achieved extraordinary feats.

Event details

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  • Auckland
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Now & ongoing

Who for

Everyone