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. Put Museum of Tahiti and the Islands on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Punaauia travel site .
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  • I visited the museum as part of a tour package and am glad a native Tahitian guided us through the facility. With her riveting stories of the culture and social mores of the people before missionary t...  more »
  • The known history of French Polynesia and the geological formation of the islands of Polynesia are well exposed. Occasional exhibitions take place regularly. For a visitor, the place is a must. Unfortunately the Museum has more than 30 years and would need a good lift.
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  • Interesting Museum, after our Marquesas travel were the many exhibits a great rehearsal! Very nice also the garden with the wealth of information on the plants of the Islands.
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  • Great exhibits covering natural and cultural history of the islands. Limited signage in English. Botanical gardens are quite nice.
  • 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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