2021 Festival 8-18 July

Our Moon: Then, Now & Beyond Exhibition
All-ages |Kids |Tweens |Teens |Adults

Explore the moon’s past, present, and future in the Our Moon: Then, Now, and Beyond exhibition. This is an out-of-this-world experience where you can enter the orbit of our spectacular moon.


Get up close and personal with the earth's moon in this very special exhibition. Bathe in the glow of MOON by British artist Luke Jerram, a 4-metre replica moon printed with high-resolution NASA imagery, hosted in Hanover Hall.

On display beneath the Moon will be a photographic exhibition focussing on NASA’s science experiments in space; NASA’s past, present, and future space travel; and a feature display focussing on traditional Māori practices of navigating by the stars, and how the Moon is used in daily life such as growing crops and change of seasons.

Also available in Hanover Hall underneath the moon will be some fun and engaging hands-on activities and learning opportunities including:

Little Creatures, presented by NZ International Science Festival

Space Lasers and Quantum Cryptography via Satellite, presented by the Dodd-Walls Centre.

And a beautiful waka from Hauteruruku ki Puketeraki Waka Club will also be on display!

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 2 are free.

Presented by the Nelson Museum in partnership with Rātā Foundation, Cawthron Institute and the Embassy of the USA.

Ka mahi kātahi kā ohu whakahaere a Puaka Matariki Festival me NZISF – a Puaka Matariki Festival-NZISF collaboration.

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