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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Punaauia holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museum of Tahiti and the Islands and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Nous étions 6, et la visite a fait l'unanimité. Prévoyez 2 bonnes heures de visites. Nous avons profité d'une matinée de mauvais temps pour aller voir ce musée très intéressant même s'il est parfois u... more »We were 6, and the visit was unanimous. Allow 2 hours of visits. We took a morning of bad weather to go see this very interesting Museum even if it is sometimes a little difficult to follow the chronology that is scheduled for the visit. Nana Didier
L'exposition permanente du musée débute par une salle expliquant la formation géologique de la polynésie. Les explications sont très techniques et peu vulgarisées. Les enfants s’ennuieront probablemen... more »The permanent exhibition of the Museum begins with a room explaining the geological formation of Polynesia. The explanations are very technical and little informative. Kids will probably be bored in this part. Then a part is devoted to local animals and plants, but, most of the Scriptures for the scientific names and classification in the table of species. The most interesting part and the next, and concerns the history of Polynesia and its peoples. Many objects are exposed, but sometimes with explanations too difficult to read. In General, this part of the Museum doesn't seem to have been updated since (dozens?) years. The visit nevertheless worth and will keep you busy for 2 hours.
Enjoyed a visit here. Good exhibits with lots of good information in several different languages. Learned a lot about old Polynesia etc.. more »
Excellent local museum. A bit of everything. Geology, anthropology, meteorology, history, etc. A great way to spend an hour or more.
Should be visited ! By all of y ou 4 shure'
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