Events

Join in for more Kauri fun at one of our upcoming events.

Messier 45 Open cluster by Filip Lolić

MATARIKI at The Kauri Museum

Join us in our month long celebration of Maori New Year as the Matariki star cluster rises over the Kaipara.

Matariki officially begins on 25 June this year. This is when the Pleiades constellation, the cluster of stars that in Aotearoa/New Zealand we call Matariki, is seen in the sky for the first time.

Stargazing at The Kauri Museum-Clocks, Calendars and Compasses

Wednesday 21 June (Winter Solstice) 6:30pm-8:30pm
Matakohe Community Hall
$20 per Adult
$15 Students/ seniors
$10 per child (recommended for children 8 years plus)

One glance at the evening sky can tell you which direction you are facing, the current time and even the date. With most of us losing the stars to light pollution and relying on smartphones and GPS systems to find our way we have lost that connection with the stars that governed our ancestors lives.  We will explore the reason we have 7 days a week, why the metre is exactly so long, and many other aspects of daily life that originate from our place in Space.  Brought to you by Peter Felhofer, Director of Planetarium North.

Seven Stars, Seven Trees Exhibition

26 June-28 July 2017

The theme this year for our co-curated exhibition is ‘E Whitu ngā Whetu, ngā Rākau e Whitu: Seven Stars, Seven Trees’. We have assigned each of our seven schools of the Otamatea District  a whakataukī, or proverb, featuring a northland native tree , and the students will be encouraged to illustrate their proverb with the media of their choice.

Check back soon for more information on events and workshops planned for the Matariki season.

 

 

 

 

Chair making

DIY Chair Making Workshop

During the July school holidays why not come to The Kauri Museum and take part in the second of our DIY series workshops this year.

Learn from our team of engineering enthusiasts who will assist you in the construction of your very own grand design. Understand the principles of recycling when one person’s trash is transformed into another person’s treasure.

When: 10am-2pm Wednesday 12  July

10am-2pm Wednesday 19 July

Cost:  $15 per person

Where: The Kauri Museum, 5 Church Road, Matakohe.

Book your place: email [email protected]  or call (09) 431-7417

Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch.

 

 

Pin hole camera

DIY Pinhole Camera Construction Workshop

During the October school holidays why not come to The Kauri Museum and take part in the third of our DIY series workshops this year.

Learn from our team of historical experts who will teach you the art of designing the perfect pinhole camera.

When: 10am-2pm Wednesday 4 October

10am-2pm Wednesday 11 October

Cost:  $15 per person

Where: The Kauri Museum, 5 Church Road, Matakohe.

Book your place: email [email protected]  or call (09) 431-7417

Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch.

 

 

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Next School holidays at The Kauri Museum

Monday, 6 July 2017 – Sunday 21 July 2017

Come and enjoy school holiday fun this term break at The Kauri Museum! Activity packs are available for purchase from the front desk.