With education a key focus at the National Aquarium, there's always something new going on or coming up soon. Our education programmes are constantly evolving and we also support nationwide events such as Seaweek along with our very own Meeting of the Minds and Waste Aware programmes. Read all about it here and on our Facebook page.
New walking tours planned by National Aquarium
Napier’s Marine Parade has been the setting of earthquakes, aquariums, legends, murals and a secretive U-boat mission. These stories are set to be shared at the beginning of Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori (Maori Language Week).
17 August 2017
GeoTrips – where to investigate geology in New Zealand
GeoTrips ( www.geotrips.org.nz ) is a new map based website with information about rock outcrops, geological displays and landforms that can be visited and explored in New Zealand. It is written for non-specialists and will be of interest to teachers, students, travellers and the public, as well as those with a professional interest in geology.
7 July 2017
Aquarium Teen Volunteer Wins Award
Our enthusiastic teen volunteer, Peyton Pyke Duffy, won the Volunteering Hawkes Bay Youth Award for 2017!
Peyton has volunteered at the National Aquarium since 2014. She is Year 11 at Napier Girls High and is a keen conservationist. Interested in the ocean and all of its forms of life, especially sharks, she was very keen to become a Teen Volunteer.
7 July 2017
Poetry Evening Results and Photos
An evening of poetry was held on World Oceans Day (June 8), for our competition winners to share their award winning poems on the theme "Healthy Seas, Healthy People".
Click through for results and photos of the evening.
4 July 2017
Meeting of the Minds
Talented and Gifted students of Year 5-8 were invited to attend a free day programme at the National Aquarium on 31 May and 7 June 2017.
20 June 2017
Curious MInds Geology Camp 2017
GNS Science, the National Aquarium and East Coast LAB jointly ran a two-day workshop on geology having won a MBIE Curious Minds funding grant.
The Year 7/8 participants spent the first day at the Aquarium and the second day looking for fossils in the rocks at Waipatiki Beach.
26 May 2017
New Video Gallery
Check out our new video gallery and the four videos produced by Jake Brookie for conservation education!
28 April 2017
The new East Coast LAB education room is up and running!
Come and see what exciting activities there are for primary students, Levels 1-4, with the Life at the Boundary, “LAB”, education programme.
2 February 2017
Youth Science Camp - Nurturing tomorrow’s scientists
Almost 150 youngsters had their inner Einstein nudged during May, as they dissected fish, fermented yeast and built and programmed robots, among other things.
30 May 2016
New After School Programme
Aquarium's new after school programme puts fun spin on science
18 May 2016
Seaweek Poetry Competition Winners 2016
Here are the winners of the annual Seaweek Poetry Competition for 2016!
9 March 2016