Take a virtual tour
of the exhibition

Images

Take a look at photos of the exhibition.

Play the interactive games from home

Examine a squid's anatomy Examine a squid's anatomy

Explore the depths of the Southern Ocean Explore the depths of the Southern Ocean

Build your own squid and release it! Build your own squid and release it!

Watch the animation of the squid in its habitat

Descend into the Southern Ocean to check out the mysterious world of the colossal squid.

 

Blog

Connect with other squid fans and check out the latest on the colossal squid on Te Papa's blog.

Images
Image 01
The colossal squid exhibition at Te Papa, with the interactive table in the front.
Image 02
The colossal squid on display in its tank at Te Papa.
Image 03
The colossal squid on display in its tank at Te Papa.
Image 04
The interactive table with a model of the colossal squid's beak (front) and specimen jars containing a colossal squid beak (left) and eggs removed from the colossal squid (right).
Image 05
The interactive table with a model of a rotating hook from the tentacle of the colossal squid (front) and a specimen jar containing part of a colossal squid tentacle (right).
Image 06
The interactive table with specimen jars containing the lens from the left eye of the colossal squid (left) and the beak of a colossal squid (right).
Image 07
The colossal squid exhibition, now open.