Plan your visit
Discover how to get to Te Papa, highlights for first-time visitors and where to park.
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.
Early closing dates over the holiday period
Te Papa will be closing early to the public on the following Thursdays over the holiday period:
- 18th December 2014 – 5.30pm closing
- Christmas Day 25th December 2014 – 6pm closing
- New Year’s Day 1st January 2015 – 6pm closing
Te Papa Store – 9am–6pm, and 9am–9pm on Thursdays
Te Papa Kids' Store – 10am–6pm
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
Parking at Te Papa
From Tyrannosaurs to plants and amazing art – why not spend the day at Te Papa this summer?
Summer 2014–2015 exhibitions and events brochure (PDF, 1.6MB)