A look at what is taking place in Mercury Bay this year

Let’s Talk Kina

Events, Museum Events, Upcoming Events

Friday 8th March 2024 3:30pm- 4:00pm

 Celebrate Sea Week 2024 with us in the Museum and Let’s talk Kina!!
Join us for an interactive session about these amazing creatures that live in our marine environment.
🔬Get up close with a kina using our microscope
👂Hear what these amazing creatures sound like and listen to the team talk about their incredible features
📺Watch underwater footage of our kina and the environment they live in
📆 Friday 8th March 2024 3:30pm- 4:00pm
🎟️ Normal admission fees apply
🔎 Museum Explorers come and collect a new badge!
In collaboration with The Department of Conservation – Whitianga team


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Become a Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer to be part of our front-of-house team welcoming visitors to the museum, read our volunteer programme fact sheet and download our application form from the link below.