The jaw-dropping museum of New Zealand
25.06.2010 - 25.06.2010 11 °C
I am now in Wellington! When I arrived, I went for a walk around the block with Jackie and Morgan (a nice mother/daughter pair I'm staying with!) and stopped off at the iSite to get some pamplets. I then came back around to the Apartment through the Wellington Civic Center.
Te Papa was my first destination while I was here. It was great! Not only is this museum the best I've ever been to, it was FREE!! And you know how important free things are to university studends haha. Anyways, I'll take you through the main parts that you can take pictures of. Absolutly great environmental design, very interactive, and totally cool.
Here's a picture of one of the main exhibits in Te Papa. It is kind of an introduction to the animals around New Zealand. This is the ocean area you are looking at. There was a colossel squid, and a sea turtle hanging from the sky :o)
This part was a floor map of New Zealand with tiles that light up when you stand on them. Once they light up, a dotted line appears leading to a tv screen behind black glass showcasing pictures of the places you are standing on. Waaaay cool! And it always helps that there was a really cute man there to help those who have no idea what's going on, like me.
From there I went to a children's interactive room where you can play with microscopes, read about more animals, and do different activities. I thought this display was impresive, so I took a picture of it!
After this, I went back to the apartment to eat dinner and hang out. The start of my Wellington destination was AMAZING!!