Science

Science

Find the latest scientific research with information covering animals, astronomy, geology, scientists and inventions.

Find information on Nobel Prizes and prize winners in Medicine, Physics and Chemistry, find resources relating to health, animals and climate change.

Featured

Hoake ki te Taiao City Nature Challenge

Help put Ōtautahi Christchurch's biodiversity on the map! Take part and record as many species possible.

Mātauranga Māori

Putaiao / Hakarau – Science and Technology websites Links to online resources and websites about Māori science and technology

Matariki websites - Links to online resources and websites about Matariki, Māori New Year and Māori astronomy.

Rongoā Māori - Rongoā is the word for remedies that are created from natural plants and trees. Find resources about te Rongoā Māori.

Science Books

Featured events

Observing the Natural World

16, 18, 22 & 24 April
Selected libraries
Drop in to see live stick insects, cool museum specimens, sea creatures and learn about the City Nature Challenge with Dr Morgane Merien.

Eyes in Space Public Talk

May 4th | 10:30am - 11:30am
Join Dr Francesc March for an informative session about aerospace medical research in microgravity. Free, no bookings required.

Speaker Series @ Tūranga | Dr Bethany Growns

May 9th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dr Bethany Growns from the University of Canterbury will talk about crime-solving through the use of forensic science.

Science eResources

Science Reference Center

Science resource suitable for all ages. Full text articles from all major areas of scientific study; biographies and experiments.

Science: Gale In Context

Information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics and showcase scientific disciplines that relate to real-world issues.

eResources Discovery Search (eDS)

Get access to most of our eResource collection, articles, eBooks, journals, photographs & more, through a single access point.

New Zealand Geographic Archive

Over 600 in-depth features about natural history and culture. Includes NZGeo TV which contains hundreds of hours of natural history video.

Science for tamariki

Science Fairs

Help to get you started on your science fair project, from choosing a topic and researching it.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids is a great place to find pictures and articles about animals and our natural world.

Inventions and Inventors

Find out who invented it (and when) with our lists of inventions, and collections covering inventions

Astronomy & Space

Find out more about outer space and astronomy with our library resources and selected websites.

more science

Nature and Science newsletter

For titles that reveal the surprising and wondrous about the world we live in be sure to read our bi-monthly Nature and Science newsletter.

Popular science reading guide

Popular science takes science and makes it engaging and interesting to read. We recommend some great popular science titles and authors.

Royal Society Trivedi Science Book Prize

The winner for this year's international prize for popular science writing has been announced.

Science topics

New Zealand birds

Explore New Zealand birds and manu Māori. We have resources about birds and bird identification.

Weather

Information about local weather, historic weather events, extreme weather and more.

Antarctica

Ōtautahi is one of only five Antarctic Gateway cities in the world. Explore local connections with Antarctica and polar exploration.

Astronomy & Space

Find out more about outer space and astronomy with our library resources and selected websites.

New Zealand earth science and geology

Find resources and information on earth science and geology, including earthquakes, and volcanoes.

Climate Change

Find information on Climate Change and what you can do to help.

New Zealand animals

New Zealand has an amazing amount of wildlife. Find facts and resources on animals that live in our country.

Pets and other animals

Information about some of New Zealand's most popular pets and resources about owning pets.

Science Magazines

National Geographic Virtual Library

The digital archive of the world-renowned magazine National Geographic.

Science & Nature eMagazines

Get the latest science magazine covering topics, science, nature and technology straight to your device - always available.

New Zealand Geographic Archive

Over 600 in-depth features about natural history and culture. Includes NZGeo TV which contains hundreds of hours of natural history video.

Scientific American Archive 1845 to 2015

Online archive of Scientific American, that has been reporting on unique insights and developments in science and technology since 1845.

New

Café Scientifique: International Biodiversity Day

May 22nd | 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Celebrate International Biodiversity Day with an amazing line-up of guest speakers sponsored by the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Eyes in Space Public Talk

May 4th | 10:30am - 11:30am
Join Dr Francesc March for an informative session about aerospace medical research in microgravity. Free, no bookings required.

City Nature Challenge Awards Night

May 7th | 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Come celebrate our success with the team behind the City Nature Challenge and find out - did we beat Wellington? Free, bookings required.

Hoake ki te Taiao City Nature Challenge

Help put Ōtautahi Christchurch's biodiversity on the map! Take part and record as many species possible.
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