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Te Hītori Aotūroa: Learning from Nature

Friday 15th December 2023-Sunday 12th May 2024

Te Hītori Aotūroa: Learning from Nature is a thought-provoking exhibition which delves into the world of birds, bones and bugs, showcasing natural history highlights from the Museum’s collection.

Precious specimens on display range from majestic Toroa (Southern Royal Albatross) and Snowy Owls to New Zealand’s newest celebrity, the pūteketeke! Visitors can marvel at delicate pūrerehua (butterflies and moths) and insects, peer into a whale’s eardrum or imagine the strength of a tiger’s skull.

Te Hītori Aotūroa celebrates the beauty and diversity of nature and encourages visitors to ponder the changing ethics and practices of natural history collection within museums.

Family Friendly Free Alcohol Free


December 15–24, 26–31, 2023
January 1–31
February 1–29
March 1–28, 30–31
April 1–30
May 1–12


10am - 5pm Weekdays. 10am - 4:30pm Weekends. Closed Good Friday.


Nelson & suburbs


Nelson Provincial Museum
Cnr Trafalgar St and Hardy Street, Nelson 7040
*Please note that all children under the age of 14 must legally be accompanied by an adult to visit our Museum

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Free for Nelson Tasman residents (Donations Appreciated). Admission fee for non-Nelson Tasman residents is: Adults $7, Concession (Gold Card) $5, Tertiary Students (with ID) $3, Children* $3, Preschoolers (under 5 years of age) FREE


Ph. 03 548 9588

Additional Info

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