Family Fun Day: Seaweek 

Sun 2 Mar 201411am–3pm
Wellington Foyer and NatureSpace, Level 2
Free entry
Performance; Family; Workshop 

Ghost Shark
credit @V. Zintzen- Te Papa
This fish is a ghost shark - Hydrolagus sp.D (undescribed)

Te Papa’s all about family activities on the first Sunday of each month.

Seaweek runs from 1 to 9 March this year, so dive in and learn how to look after our wonderful sea life.


Help us create Te Papa’s own taniwha using recycled materials that often end up in the sea and harm our precious marine life. With local artist Anya Mowll.


Join author and storyteller Moira Wairama to hear how Wellington’s two taniwha turned a lake into a harbour and created dramatic landforms. Learn a waiata to share this Māori legend with your friends and whānau (family).


Have you heard about the Love Your Coast project? If you love your coast, then discover more about how rubbish is harming sea life. The good news is that you can help! Warning: This presentation includes images of dissected seabirds and other animals. Led by Amy Brasch from DOC.


Learn more about the fascinating seaweed that grows near our shores. Get up close and personal with our touch tank. If you have questions, our expert seaweed-ologist, Jennifer Dalen, will be happy to answer them.

Keep an eye on Te Papa’s website for more Seaweek activities as March approaches.

Seaweek website