Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, Punaauia

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Learn about the history and culture of French Polynesia at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, housing an extensive array of exhibits, artifacts, and audio-visual experiences. Examine the ethnographic displays featuring traditional tools, dress, and boats used by the island's native inhabitants, then delve into its natural history through the collections of shells, taxidermied animals, and ornithological drawings. The onsite cafe, shop, and well-maintained parkland make the museum a well-rounded place for relaxation as well as education. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Museum of Tahiti and the Islands by using our Punaauia travel site.
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  • Many statues. The most interesting items for me was the tatoo equipment from the past. Worth a look. Short stop and good for a small group of adults.  more »
  • While a new museum is being built, a small exhibit of selected items is displayed in a temporary exhibition place. Around 100 items are displayed illustrating traditional Polynesian cultural...  more »
  • The main museum focusing on the history and culture of Polynesia is closed until at least 2020 for major renovations. The current buildings flood when it rains hard. So what's open are the temporary exhibit space and the gardens. Until March 2019 the temporary exhibit features some great photographs of the Islands and its people taken by local photographers. You cover both the gardens and temporary exhibit in about one hour. If you happen to be in the neighborhood or passing by, by all means stop by.
  • Temporary review. The main museum is closed as of October 2018 for renovation. There is a delightful temporary exhibit of Polynesian dance costumes which is very worthwhile for those who are interested. No date for the re-opening.

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