Plan your visit
Prepare to explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history, and cultural heritage at Te Papa.
Discover how to get here and where to park. Read about our highlights for first-time visitors, guided tours, and other services and facilities.
Āta toro mai – Pānuitia tēnei wāhanga i te reo Māori.
Hours and admission costs
Open every day of the year, including all public holidays.
Hours: 10am−6pm, and 10am−9pm on Thursdays.
Free entry, though charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities.
Te Papa Store – 9am–6pm, and 9am–9pm on Thursdays
Te Papa Kids' Store – 10am–6pm, and 10am–9pm on Thursdays
Te Papa Cafe – 9am–5pm
Level 4 Espresso – 10am–5.30pm, and 10am–8.30pm on Thursdays
Te Aka Matua Library – by appointment only, 10am–5pm Monday to Friday, closed public holidays