Awaken: If our objects could talk

Every Monday from 21 June – 26 July, Free with museum entry

Dive deeper into the Maritime Museum collection with these bite-sized short talks highlighting special objects and their stories, as told by our volunteers.


Teds on Ted: Teddy Bear Picnic Sailing

Saturday, 10 July, from $13

Grab your teddy bears and bring them along for a sailing on heritage vessel Ted Ashby in celebration of Teddy Bear Picnic day! 

Pack a picnic, bring the whanāu and enjoy a fun outing with your teddy as you sail together on the beautiful Waitematā.


Storytime at the Maritime

Fridays, Free with museum entry

Every Friday we run free storytime sessions exploring the stories of the sea. Your tamariki will be treated to tales of the high seas and can join in the fun with movement and song.

Recommended age group: up to 6 years.


Make Days at the Maritime Museum

Every Sunday, 10.30am - 2pm, Free

Stop by the Maritime Museum every Sunday to make and take home one of these whānau friendly crafts. No need to book, just come by for a relaxed day by the water.


July School Holiday Programme: Matariki at the Maritime Museum

Monday, 12 July - Friday, 23 July, from $5 per child

Create a starry wall print, explore the museum and sail the Waitematā Harbour on a heritage vessel with your tamariki helping to hoist the sails.


Bean Rock 150th Anniversary Sailing

Saturday, 24 July, from $36 per adult

Climb aboard Ted Ashby for a two-hour narrated sailing experience in celebration of Auckland maritime icon, Bean Rock Lighthouse.


America's Cup Tour

Fridays and Saturdays, 12.15pm - 1pm, from $10

This guided tour speaks to our nation’s vast boatbuilding history right through to modern-day technology. Get up close with the cup, the challenges and contentions of America's Cup. 


America's Cup Family Trail

Daily, 45mins, Free with museum entry

Roam the newly revamped Blue Water Black Magic gallery looking for answers to the big questions about Aotearoa's boat-building and yacht racing history. 

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Museum Mural

Permanent, free

See the characters coming to life on the Museum's western wall

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Free Guided Museum Tours

Saturday, Sunday, 10.30am, free with Museum entry

Dive deeper with a complimentary tour from one of our friendly volunteer guides.

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