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.
Fins, fish and a few facts
Shark fins, tuatara skin and pickled fish are coming to many a classroom near you this term, thanks to a new programme by the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
2 November 2017
Lexi Trotter from Karamu High was the recipient of our HB Science Fair prize.
The National Aquarium of New Zealand Award for the best exhibit related to aquatic animals was presented to Lexi at the Hawke’s Bay Regional Science Fair that was held at EIT in September.
18 October 2017
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
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
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