To support students and teachers during this difficult time our educators are offering fun, interactive curriculum-linked programmes in new ways. You can access our programmes online, as an outreach visit or in our museums.

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Cat and Esme


Students will discover the ways that people have lived on our land and the impact they have had on our environment. Together we will think critically about our past and build a city of the future.

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The Truth Is Out There

Pack your spaceship and come and join us for an alien adventure! Explore signs and symbols, sights and sounds that connect us to to planet earth and beyond...

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Nuku Tewhatewha: The Heart of The Dowse

Come and discover the secrets of this national treasure. As the sole intact pillar from the Kīngitanga movement, Nuku Tewhatewha, has lessons for us all. Students will become experts on the pātaka, past and present, and be inspired to consider ...

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Squeeze, Slip, Shout

Awaken your senses to the bright sights of artist Janna Van Hasselt’s immersive optical experience. Enjoy the rainbow painted marks and celebrate the tactile nature of clay. We will explore the wonderful language we can use to describe, question and ...

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My River Goes With Me

My River Goes With Me is a collaboration between Wellington-based artist Johnson Witehira (Ngāpuhi, Tamahaki) and Winnipeg-based artist Julie Nagam (Métis, German, Syrian). Together they have created an immersive experience that highlights water as a metaphor to bridge geographical distance ...

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Pāua Power

Delve into the glimmering dazzling world of jewellers who use Pāua shell in the exhibition Pāua: A Contemporary Jewellery Story. Play, experiment and problem solve in a series of small sculpture challenges. Then create your own wearable sculpture piece with ...

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Comic Creations

Be inspired by Solomon Enos’s graphic novel styled artwork in our exhibition Whetūrangitia/Made as Stars. Design your own characters and build stories and worlds for them to live in. Play in our creative workshop to turn your ideas into a ...

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Twist and Glow

Explore the exhibition Wharenui Harikoa, a neon crocheted wharenui, then play with neon strings that will glow in our darkened cosy classroom. Wrap, knot, bind, twist, and tie string into your own bright, joyful sculpture. For children over 5years old.Bookings ...

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