School holidays are always fun at Kiwi North with extra activities happening. Something for every member and generation of the family all in one very special place.
In the Kiwi House our 2 North Island Brown kiwi are waiting to show everyone their very cool natural environment where we turn day into night. Although they have live food living in their enclosure all the time they are also fed 3 times per day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
These feeding times are always accompanied with a talk by the keeper who will tell you all about these unique creatures and answer all your questions.
3 times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after 11am kiwi feeding the keeper will bring Flash the tuatara out for a closeup encounter with all the visitors. This is a great opportunity to learn why these living dinosaurs are so very special and to get amazing photos.
In the Museum galleries we have fascinating social and natural history displays, including our Matariki 2018 (Maori New Year) "Puanga - star of the New Year, star of abundance" exhibition.
One of our special stories tells of the discovery of a cave with several Moa skeleton right here on the edge of Whangarei city. These remains, including a complete skeleton, are now on display in the main museum gallery.
Seniors' Winter Special - to brighten the winter we offer half price entry to all seniors, local, New Zealanders or visitors from overseas. So only $7.50 instead of $15.00.
Ideal for all those grandparents spending time with grandchildren these holidays.
The Kiwi North education officer some specific activities for 5 to 14 years old, 10am to 12pm, 9th to 13th July. See our website What's On for details. Bookings are necessary, $5.00 per child and they must be accompanied by an adult who is free.
Out on the Heritage Park the historic buildings are all open for viewing, including the 1886 Clarke Homestead, the original house on the property. The big train will be running Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10am to 2pm, with the mini trains only operating on Wednesdays 10.30 to 2pm.
We are here every day 10am to 4pm, rain or shine. Come and meet the Kiwi North team and let them share this very special place with you.