Game on at museum
Children can experience evolution first-hand in a life-size interactive video game at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Metazoa provides a journey through changing worlds, where game players can morph their way through different life forms from the earliest forms of life 500 million years ago to today.
In the game players see images of themselves as different species in environments which respond and change according to their movements and actions.
See the progress from a protozoa through to marine organisms, plant animals, amphibians, dinosaurs, birds, mammals, and imaginary light beings — then dissipate back to the beginning of the evolutionary cycle.
The game is designed to complement the museum’s Darwin exhibition. Metazoa is open from December 22 to March 30.
Entry is free with a Darwin exhibition ticket or costs $3 on its own.