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Antartica Museum

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Antartica Museum

Hi

I will be in Auckland for 3 days early September. I already read another post with good suggestions for sight seeing.

Is there an Antartica Museum in Auckland?? Also, is it possible to experience a maori meal/show?

Thanks.

Ausy

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1. Re: Antartica Museum

I don't know if there are Maori meals and shows in Auckland (Rotorua tends to be the place to go for that), but the Auckland Museum offers cultural performances every day: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/?t=80

The premier Antarctic museums in New Zealand are both in Christchurch - the Canterbury Museum (many artefacts from different expeditions and natural history exhibits) and the Antarctic Centre (more of an Antarctic 'experience').

Kelly Tarlton's aquarium in Auckland offers the "Antarctic Encounter", which is more of an animal experience than a museum - although there is a mock-up of an early explorer's hut, from memory. They do have a quite good indoor penguin colony including king penguins, and the aquarium complex as a whole is enjoyable if that's your kind of thing.

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http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/ Has penguins and a small Antarctic display, but as Suzanne says Christchurch is the best for Antarctic.

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Mark

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3. Re: Antartica Museum

MOTAT has a small exhibit as well.

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4. Re: Antartica Museum

Thanks for the replies. What is MOTAT?

Ausy

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Museum of Transport & Technology

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