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Attraction ian 2/7/2014

The wonderful Te Papa Museum (55 Cable Street Wellington) is open every day of the year from 10:00am to 6:00pm (Thursdays to 9:00pm). Admission is free but charges may apply for some of the short-term visiting exhibitions and activities.

Some of the things first-time visitors should check out include:

Te Papa Museum WellingtonOur Space – a user-generated interactive exhibition where you can be wowed by the High Ride and the Deep Ride…

The Colossal Squid – the heaviest squid ever caught and the only complete one in the world!

Mana Whenua – explore the Māori as tangata whenua – the first settlers…

Awesome Forces – discover powerful geological forces in Earthquake House…

Mountains to Sea – animals and plants, from kiwi to kauri…

The Marae – this communal meeting place is at the museum’s heart…

Golden Days – a junk shop that features 100 years of NZ history on film…

Britten Motorbike – John Britten’s world record beating bike (by Level 4 Espresso) – check out Phar Lap and the Tiger Moth on this level…

Pick up an audio guide from the Information Desk on Level 2 (English, Māori, and German).

Here’s a link to the Te Papa official website.

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