Character Encounters and Family Trails

Looking for something fun to do with the kids over the weekend? Bring them into the Maritime Museum to meet our roving characters and take an interactive journey through our galleries.

Every weekend the museum will feature a special character to meet in the galleries. Keep your eyes peeled as you explore the museum and be entertained by their stories of how they journeyed to Aotearoa. 

The museum also has gallery trails to enliven your family experience through the museum. Grab your activity booklet as you enter the museum and collect museum character stickers upon completion of the trail. 

Using the activity booklet visitors can decide on their own journey and creates the experience of travelling to a new place, and the things people bring with them

Children will be able to make decisions to create their own journey story. The trail includes an activity station in the immigration gallery in the form of a suitcase lightbox.

Character experience will run from 11am - 2.30pm. 

Family Trails is $3 per person

  • Residents of the Auckland region can visit the Maritime Museum galleries for free if they provide proof of address on arrival
  • Children: 5-14 years old (4 years and under are free)
  • Family Pass = 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

Our staff are passionate about making the Museum accessible for all people.
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Bookings essential. Please call (09) 373 0800 or email to reserve your place.