Our educators offer fun, interactive New Zealand Curriculum-linked learning programmes for years 1–13 students at The Dowse Art Museum and the Petone Settlers Museum.


2 April - 18 September 2022
Educator led session

Bring your Hi Vis vests and merge into your fluro surroundings in Janna Van Hasselt’s sensory wonderland. Find the rainbow of ceramic squiggles hidden amongst the painted ones and then come to our creative workshop for a session of clay building, squeezing and moulding fun!


My River Goes With Me

2 April - 18 September 2022
Self guided session

Sit and relax beside the flowing rivers in My River Goes With Me. See the rippling waters, the animals, birds and plants that appear for the patient and watchful. Listen for the many different sounds that surround our rivers. What is your river like? What plants and birds are there where you live? What mountains surround your place?
After you've explored the galleries with our gallery pack, you can spend time in Toi Hut for hands-on arty fun.


Contact our educators at to find out more about our ECE art sessions or to request a self-guide gallery pack.