Most people go to museums and feel overwhelmed by the various collections in front of them.
But that is just the tip of the iceberg because just a floor above, behind a locked door, thousands and thousands and thousands of other creatures exist.
All dead, of course.
Newsworthy reporter Hayden Donnell went for a poke about.
Watch the video for the full Newsworthy report.
Heaps of dead birds, including extinct ones like the Huia, are now able to be researched online at the Auckland Museum website.