Our resources are designed to help you integrate your students' experience of Te Papa with the curriculum. Resources listed here relate to current and past exhibitions at Te Papa.
He Rauemi Ipurangi mō ngā Toronga Kura e Arahina ana e te Kura
This resource is designed for teachers to use when guiding their students through Te Papa. It integrates the New Zealand curriculum with the Te Papa experience and is suitable for students of all levels.
Pānuitia tēnei wāhanga i te reo Māori.Download the Matariki teacher resource. This booklet is filled with learning activities and background information to help you teach a five lesson unit on Matariki.
Explore everything about Māori cloaks (kākahu), from their origins to their ongoing importance.
OurSpace is a multimedia interactive exhibition that uses technology, digital images, and video footage to explore themes of New Zealand’s national identity.
Pānuitia tēnei wāhanga i te reo Māori.Support for teachers and students investigating natural hazards in New Zealand. It includes an interactive game for students: Get Ready for the Big One.
You will find tools to assist you in teaching the Treaty of Waitangi to your class. These tools will help to teach a stand-alone unit, or can be used to follow up after a visit to the exhibition.
From the depths of the Southern Ocean comes the Colossal Squid! This online resource is designed to assist teachers to prepare for their self-guided visit to the Colossal Squid.
This online resource, looks at depth into the story behind John Singleton Copley's portrait of Mrs Humphrey Devereux. Here, you can find out about the artist and the painting, and learn how the painting came to be part of Te Papa's collection.
Explore in depth the stories, people, and themes behind treasures from our current and past exhibitions.
Information and images of the spiders most frequently asked about, plus a couple that are remarkable for other reasons.
Discover the amazing array of tapa works that were on display in Paperskin: The art of tapa cloth. See how tapa is made, where it is from, and its uses. There is a handy glossary and a gallery of images. Exhibition now closed.
Rita Angus: Life & Vision is an exhibition that documents the art and life of one of New Zealand’s most significant and best-loved artists. Exhibition currently touring.
These resources have been developed for teachers and students studying photography. They can be used as a pre or post visit activity for schools intending to visit Brian Brake: Lens on the World or as a tool for investigating Te Papa’s collection of Brian Brake’s work online.
Looking for an old teacher resource? These resources are for exhibitions that have closed. Topics covered include: Pompeii, Monet, Antarctica, Indian Weddings, the Lord of the Rings, Space, Body Odessey and much more.
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To help plan your trips in 2013, we have created a Te Papa Education wall calendar. Best printed on A3 paper in colour.
Download the 2013 wall planner
Preview the museum with our 2 minute video tour
This education resource features mini-documentaries showcasing many of the unique pieces that Te Papa holds in trust for the nation.
It is supported by curriculum links, student questions, response templates and other teaching resources
Access the resource and watch the series
A number of Te Papa's art works, objects and Taonga are available in the Google Art project, in high resolution, alongside iconic works from other major institutions around the world.Te Papa's collection on Google Art Project
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