- This event has passed.
Botany Collection Tour
Explore Te Papa's botanical treasures with curator Carlos Lehnebach
Saturday 3 November 2018, 11am - 12pm
This event is now sold out.
Join a small group of Friends and see botanical treasures up close on this behind-the-scenes experience at Te Papa, Cable Street.
Discover the botany collection stores which house over 300,000 plant specimens collected in New Zealand and overseas. You will find out how Te Papa stores and takes care of these valuable collections of historical significance, and the research they support. There will be a chance to see plants now extinct in New Zealand, botanical art and have a closer look at the very first plants collected by the European naturalists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander almost 250 years ago during Captain’s Cook first voyage to New Zealand.
Our tour will be led by Te Papa’s botany curator Carlos Lehnebach. Carlos is a botanist who studies the diversity, evolution and conservation of New Zealand flowering plants. His main groups of interest are terrestrial and epiphytic orchids, alpine plants, and plants shared with other land masses in the Southern Hemisphere.
Please note numbers are very limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!
Includes free parking