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Our Moon: Then, Now & Beyond

19 March - 12 June 2022

Open 10am to 5pm daily

Free entry

Explore the moon’s past, present and future in Our Moon: Then, Now & Beyond at Waikato Museum.

On tour from Nelson Provincial Museum, this free hands-on exhibition is an out-of-this-world experience where you can enter the orbit of our fascinating moon.

Bask in the glow of MOON by British artist Luke Jerram, a 4-metre replica moon printed with high-resolution NASA imagery and learn about early attempts to uncover the moon’s secrets through astronomy and the space race that led to humans standing on the moon for the first time in 1969.

Our Moon: Then, Now & Beyond is on tour from Nelson Provincial Museum and presented in partnership with Rātā Foundation, Cawthron Institute and the Embassy of the USA.


Free events


Photo competition

Capture a moment under Our Moon and go in the draw to win one of five family passes to Our Night Sky show at Stardome in Auckland (each pass valued at $50). Find out more


Education Programme

Kia ora teachers! An Education Programme is available for this exhibition. It can be tailored to all ages and is available in person and online. Find out more. 


Image: Nelson Provincial Museum, All Rights Reserved