Join our harbour cruise and absorb the colour and spectacle of the annual Australia Day Parade, including the famous Ferrython and Tall Ships race. 

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A new travelling exhibition as part of Encounters 2020

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There’s boatloads of birthday fun to be had at the museum's themed birthday parties!

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01 Feb 2020 - 04 Apr 2020

Swashbuckling Birthday Parties

Don’t miss this rare chance to hear from renowned palaeontologists Dr Anne Musser & Dr Colin McHenry, who travel the world searching for evidence of prehistoric predators.

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A dramatised reading starring Peter FitzSimons as Harry McNish by award-winning playwright Gail Louw

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25 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020

Shackleton's Carpenter

Featuring artworks by twenty leading Aotearoa New Zealand and Australian contemporary artists

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Be captivated by intimate moments of adventures with orcas, leopard seals, sharks, whales and more!

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Navigators and Voyagers in Australia and the Pacific

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Experience Cook's voyages in the Pacific through the eyes of those he met

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How has the face of Australia changed over the last 250 years?

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