Waikato Museum is closing temporarily from SUNDAY 22 March 2020.
This is a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19. Click for details.
Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival is CLOSED TEMPORARILY
Dinosaurs ruled the world for 169 million years and vanished 65 million years ago – but did they all go extinct?
Waro Mutu: The End of Coal is CLOSED TEMPORARILY
Photographer David Cook’s relationship with the North Waikato mining township of Rotowaro began in 1984, when Waikato Museum commissioned him to document the impact of the coal industry.
Home by Morning is CLOSED TEMPORARILY
We often travel by night. Kiwis are, after all, nocturnal birds.
Our Surrealist Exhibition is CLOSED TEMPORARILY
Designed using 1920s principles of surrealism, this is a companion exhibition to the Surrealist Garden now open at Hamilton Gardens.
E Hina e! E Hine e! is CLOSED TEMPORARILY
E Hina e! E Hine e! Mana Waahine Maaori/Maoli of Past, Present and Future explores the contemporary relevance of female Maaori and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) akua/atua (ancestors)
Shaping Hamilton Huringa Kirikiriroa is CLOSED TEMPORARILY
Maps, historical artefacts, art, photographs and installations tell the story of the changing demographic and geographic shape of Hamilton.
Te Winika exhibition is CLOSED TEMPORARILY
Experience the majestic Te Winika, a 200-year-old carved waka taua (war canoe) gifted by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.
School visits to Waikato Museum are TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Our education programmes offer a curriculum-based, dynamic, outcome-orientated learning experience.
Waikato Museum's and ArtsPost's galleries feature long and short-term shows to delight and inspire.
Our engaging visitor experiences bring the museum to life. Join us for art, craft and music or take a tour.
Our interactive education programmes extend learning beyond the classroom and explore and develop the curriculum through classroom sessions, exhibition tours and activities.
Whether it's an exclusive soiree or a fun children's birthday party, we'll work with you to make it happen.Find out more
Get more from your museum visit. Have fun playing I-Spy, become a Museum Master or take part in a free craft event.Find out more
- Missing #WaikatoMuseum family craft tables? Here’s a 30 day Maker challenge from @paulajamieson to help parents kee… https://t.co/CMIG2iIgQo
- Children's Day is still attracting crowds @WaikatoMuseum . Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition is now open and Exscite… https://t.co/pC6QPol7sR
- This Saturday (March 7) stomp into @WaikatoMuseum to celebrate Children's Day with a whole day of fun. Entry to Exs… https://t.co/jvAwB6m0xt
Charges apply to some exhibitions and activities.
10 am – 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day