Exhibition

Long term exhibition

The exhibition is located within the Mountains to Sea exhibition, Level 2.

Entry is free.

Long term exhibition

Meet the 495-kilogram squid, dramatically lit in its six metre-long tank.

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Visitor Information

See the only colossal squid specimen on display in the world, right here at Te Papa ... read more

Displaying the colossal squid

Displaying the colossal squid

Find out about preparing the colossal squid display ... read more

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Take a virtual tour of
the exhibition

Can't make it in to Te Papa? Take a look at the Colossal Squid exhibition from home ... read more