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To support students and teachers during this difficult time our educators are offering fun, interactive curriculum-linked programmes in new ways. You can access our programmes online, as an outreach visit or in our museums.

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Taonga and Tūrangawaewae

To celebrate our 50th birthday we have been digging for gold in The Dowse Collection. Discover some of the taonga that have been collected and treasured over the years in our exhibition Fool's Gold. Together we will explore what makes ...

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Wild Domain: The Natural History of Jane Dodd Jewellery

Students will explore their place in the world through the eyes of animals. Join us to discover a cast of characters from the animal world. How do the choices we make impact our animal friends and their habitats? Creative workshop ...

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From the Ground Up

Let's celebrate our relationships with each other and our land. From the Ground Up; Community, Cultivation and Commensality explores our relationship to food from the planting of a tiny seed to gathering together to share kai and stories.

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Terminus: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward

Step inside Terminus a mysterious universe of alien architecture where drawing and design meet the digital world. Students will be challenged to turn 2d into 3d and design their own new world.

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Nuku Tewhatewha: The Heart of The Dowse

Come and discover the secrets of this national treasure. As the sole remaining pillar from the Kīngitanga movement, Nuku Tewhatewha, has lessons for us all. Students will become experts on the pātaka, past and present, and be inspired to consider ...

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