Sunday 14 July 2024 10:00 AM - Monday 29 July 2024 5:00 PM


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Matariki at the Museum 2024

21 June - 29 July 2024

Open daily 10am to 5pm

Various events


Join us for free events, public talks, film screenings, and more as we celebrate this special time of year. Maanawatia a Matariki!

Image credit: Fraser Gunn Astrophotography


Te Whare o Poohutukawa

21 June to 21 July 2024, 10am to 5pm

Remember those who have passed away by adding a star to our digital interactive. Find out more.


Matariki koorero: Piripi Lambert

28 June 2024, 3pm

Learn from Maaori astronomer and maramataka toohunga, Piripi Lambert. Find out more.


Matariki Family Festival

28 June 2024, 10am to 5pm

Bring your whaanau along to celebrate the Matariki public holiday with live music, crafts, storytime, and more! Find out more.


Matariki crafts

8 to 19 July 2024, 11am to 2pm

Take some time during the Matariki season to create and craft with your loved ones. Find out more.


Matariki koorero: Dr Oliver McLeod

19 July 2024, 3pm

Learn about the geology and stories of Karioi from Dr Oliver McLeod as part of our Matariki celebrations. Matariki koorero: Dr Oliver McLeod - Waikato Museum



Fort more information - see the Waikato Museum's website:

Matariki at the Museum 2024 - Waikato Museum