Auckland Museum presents for the first time CAMERA Season of Photography, a major showcase of some of the most remarkable wildlife and documentary photography from New Zealand and around the world. There are some great activities for kids going on within the exhibition where there is a dedicated family space.

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR EXHIBITION

22 Jun – 26 Aug, 10am – 5pm

Special Exhibition Hall

The world’s most prestigious wildlife photography is on show at Auckland Museum. London’s Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife magazine has curated this exhibition of stunning images selected from more than 40,000 entries across 95 countries in Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

This incredible collection of 108 photographs encapsulates both the beauty of the world we live in and the fragility of nature with some stark images including the winning photograph which captures oil-soaked pelicans caught in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

NZ Geographic NZ LIFE: Award winning Photography 2009-11

22 Jun – 22 Oct, 10am – 5pm

Special Exhibition Hall

NZ LIFE brings together the best of the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year entries from the past four years of this national competition. Spanning wildlife, landscapes and culture, these photos transport the viewer around the country, providing a new lens on everything from the geography to the national psyche.

Showcasing the work of professionals and talented amateurs, NZ LIFE brings the audience face-to-face with moments of spectacular beauty, joy and devastation.

CAMERA FAMILY SPACE

22 JUN – 22 OCT, 10AM – 5PM, FREE, SPECIAL EXHIBITION HALL

A great place for families to take time out with cool hands-on activities and interactive displays – including a huge camera kids can climb through! Make the most of the free activities too.

MAKE A PINHOLE CAMERA

WEEKENDS 23 JUN – 5 AUG (EXCLUDING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS), 11AM – 12PM OR 1 – 2PM, $5 PER PERSON, SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN 8 YEARS & OVER AND ADULTS. MEMBERS FREE. BOOKINGS REQUIRED*

Learn to construct your own pinhole camera, a simple way to experiment with photography.

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

WEEKENDS 11 – 26 AUG, 10.30AM- 12PM & 1.30 – 3PM, $5 PER PERSON SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN 8 YEARS AND OVER. MEMBERS FREE. BOOKINGS REQUIRED*

Be inspired by exhibition photos to draw a story about what happened before and after the photo. Make a sliding ‘film roll’ of your picture sequence to animate the story.

IN FOCUS

DAILY 30 JUN – 15 JUL, HALF HOUR SESSIONS 10.30AM, 11AM, 11.30AM, 1.30PM, 2PM, 2.30PM, SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES, FREE

Be inspired by the amazing wildlife photos and learn how to draw large, glossy, close-up animal eyes.

* For all bookings go to aucklandmuseum.com or ph 09 306 7048. Booking fee of $3 applies to each transaction.

 

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This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.

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