An Enchantment of Fungi Read more

An Enchantment of Fungi

28/04/2019 - 30/06/2019

Throughout May and June, our gallery (located in the stairwell between Levels 1 and 2) will host an exhibition by photographer Hayley May, featuring some amazing fungi photos.

A Matariki Myth with Moira Read more

A Matariki Myth with Moira

26/06/2019 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Nau mai, Haere mai, join ZEALANDIA fan, storyteller and writer Moira Wairama as she shares tales and waiata celebrating the return of Matariki stars, as they herald in the Māori New Year.  

Sanctuary, Space & Stars Read more

Sanctuary, Space & Stars

28/06/2019 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Explore the night sky with the Wellington Astronomical Society.

Hear a short introduction from Antony Gomez then head outside to get a telescopic view of the star cluster Matariki (also known as Pleaides). Hot drinks will be served. 

Kimihia Ngā Whetū Tamariki o Matariki – Matariki Star Search Read more

Kimihia Ngā Whetū Tamariki o Matariki – Matariki Star Search

29/06/2019 9:00 a.m. - 30/06/2019 5:00 p.m.

Bring the family to ZEALANDIA (kids go free) and join in our Matariki Star Search and activities. The family of star children of Matariki are visiting Te Māra a Tāne ZEALANDIA – can you find all nine ‘stars’, hidden in the Sanctuary? 

Pick up a special map, join the search for stars, and answer some questions for a free chocolate treat. 

Visions of Zealandia 2: the big idea Read more

Visions of Zealandia 2: the big idea

1/07/2019 - 31/08/2019

Following on from her wildly successful 2017 exhibition at ZEALANDIA, Judi's latest exhibition tells us new stories about ZEALANDIA's birds, with images exploring their intelligence and curiosity, their history and beauty, and what the future might hold for them.  

What Matariki and Maramataka can tell us about Climate Change Read more

What Matariki and Maramataka can tell us about Climate Change

1/07/2019 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Matariki is a time rich with custom and tradition but also has much to tell us about our changing world today. Māori understand that changes to the environment and ecology at this time may be due to climate change.

Join astrophysicist Dr Pauline Harris, of Victoria University of Wellington, as she unpacks Matariki and maramataka – the Māori lunar calendar.




Wednesdays: Join us at Rātā Cafe for Storytime every Wednesday at 10am.

Weekends & Public Holidays: Check out our Summer Talks.

Daily: ZEALANDIA runs a variety of guided tours every day.