Auckland Museum is committed to providing educational opportunities for all learners. Our education programmes involve sensory learning where students have hands-on experiences with our collections.
Our education team welcome the opportunity to work with teachers and teacher aides to best cater to student needs.
In order to support your students, we offer:
- Pre-visit one-to-one session with individual students. This can help remove the unknowns from a visit and provides an opportunity for your student to share their personal interests.
- Pre-visit joint planning with teachers of special needs classes. Under the guidance of the teacher in charge, our education offerings can be adapted for vision impaired, hearing impaired and specialist learning centres.
- Please ensure that you highlight any access needs during the enquiry or booking process. For further information, please speak directly with an Auckland Museum Learning Specialist.
A ramp is located at both the south and north entrances. Disabled parking is available. Wheelchairs are available free of charge.
Auckland Museum social script for school visits
These adaptable social scripts allow families and teachers to personalise their visit. Written in consultation with a family with lived experience of autism, this script can help you plan your visit and tell you what to expect at the Museum. Social scripts can also support children who struggle to communicate or become easily overwhelmed by stimuli. Download the script, and adapt it to suit your child’s needs.
This map highlights the high and low sensory spaces within the Museum. High sensory spaces, indicated in red, are busy places with a mix of multimedia, loud noises and/or low light. Click on the map to download a printer-friendly version. Please note exhibition galleries and education spaces can be especially crowded or busy.