Te Papa's websites – something for everyone 

[Portrait of a young Polynesian woman] 1891-1920, Andrew, Thomas (1856–1939). Te Papa
[Portrait of a young Polynesian woman] 1891-1920, Andrew, Thomas (1856–1939). Te Papa

Te Papa creates many fascinating websites alongside tepapa.govt.nz.

`aumakua hulu manu Küka`ilimoku (feathered image) 1700s, Maker unknown, Hawaii. Gift of Lord St Oswald, 1912. Te Papa
`aumakua hulu manu Küka`ilimoku (feathered image) 1700s, Maker unknown, Hawaii. Gift of Lord St Oswald, 1912. Te Papa

Collections Online

Find information on 500,000-plus treasures in Te Papa's history, science, and art collections, from Māori cloaks and Pacific tattoos to dinosaur teeth and contemporary art. There's something for everyone. Plus you can now download thousands of images free!

Te Papa Blog

Discover behind-the-scenes stories from Te Papa’s experts, including curators, scientists, historians, collection managers, and educators. Find out about new research, conservation efforts, exhibition installation, and much more. Join the conversation via the blog comments.

Te Papa Channel

Experience Te Papa’s multimedia highlights with easy access to videos, audio recordings, and images on a range of topics – some available for the first time online.

Leapaway girl 1969, Scott, Ian (1945–2013), Auckland. Purchased 1971 from Wellington City Council Picture Purchase Fund. © Te Papa.
Leapaway girl 1969, Scott, Ian (1945–2013), Auckland. Purchased 1971 from Wellington City Council Picture Purchase Fund. © Te Papa.

Arts Te Papa

Explore Te Papa’s online home for the arts: exhibitions, events, and multimedia, plus the magazine Off the Wall. See art works in detail, listen to artists and curators, and keep up to date with our arts programmes.

NZ Birds Online

Find out about all New Zealand’s unique birds, including living, extinct, fossil, vagrant, and introduced species, and access stunning images. Te Papa partnered with Birds New Zealand and the Department of Conservation to develop NZ Birds Online.

Tales from Te Papa 

Teachers and students, watch 120 mini-documentaries showcasing unique collection items. Each tale is supported by curriculum links, student questions, response templates, teacher information, and links to Te Papa’s website.
Tales from Te Papa is a partnership between Te Papa, TVNZ 7, and Vero.

The Colossal Squid

Discover the colossal squid’s anatomy and habitat, and build your own virtual squid. This resource was developed as part of Te Papa’s exhibition The Colossal Squid, showcasing the only complete colossal squid on display in the world.

Te Papa Store

Buy unique gifts and mementos from some of New Zealand’s finest artists. You can find wood carvings, glassware, jewellery, books, art, and exhibition merchandise – and Print On Demand lets you purchase gallery-quality prints.

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