Whale Tails at Auckland Museum

  Mon 24 Jan 2022 to Mon 18 Apr 2022
Auckland War Memorial Museum

WWF-New Zealand’s Whale Tales, presented by Harcourts, is a Wild in Art event in partnership with Auckland Unlimited.

Together and with the support of many other sponsors, Whale Tales brings a pod of uniquely designed and painted whale Tail sculptures to Tamaki Makaurau – forming a free, family-friendly public art trail for all to enjoy. Featuring 80 Big Broos (large Tail sculptures) and 80 Pepi (mini Tail sculptures) that have been turned into bespoke pieces of art by well-known and emerging kiwi artists and schools, the Tails – inspired by the endangered Bryde’s whale – will tell the “tales” of our moana and how we all have a part to play for a healthy ocean.

You can now visit your Museum's very own whale Tail 'From the Tiny to the Mighty', located outside the Museum.

In mid-March, a pod of 16 Pepi Tails designed by local schools will come ashore at Auckland Museum. When the trail ends, they will be returned to schools to enjoy. Alongside other large Tails, 'From the Tiny to the Mighty' will be auctioned to raise funds for WWF-New Zealand’s vital work to protect and restore the Hauraki Gulf/Tikapa Moana/Te Moananui-à-Toi.