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
We are also open until 9pm on Thursday 3, 10, & 17 December 2015.

Free entry, though charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities.

Te Papa Store – 9am–6pm
Te Papa Cafe – 9am–5pm
Level 4 Espresso – 10am–5.30pm
Te Aka Matua Library – by appointment only, 10am–5pm Monday to Friday, closed public holidays