What’s up? Space, that’s what. Come to Inspiration Station and decorate a super space puzzle!
Don’t you wish it was summer already?!
Come and watch the art of whatu kākahu (making cloaks) come to life.
Andy Reisinger and Dan Zwartz discuss the interplay between climate change observations and models, looking in particular at the issue of sea-level rise.
Four leading speakers discuss the way s in which a stronger economy, fairer workplaces, and a more supportive welfare system could help close the gap between rich and poor.
Crack the dress code with Stephanie Gibson – one of the curators behind the new exhibition Uniformity.
For centuries, Kiwi kids have had tons of fun with this twirling toy!
Miria Pomare is this month's Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho guest speaker
Celebrate our exhibition Kahu Ora | Living Cloaks by making your own mini kākahu (cloak).
Ngahiwi Apanui, IWI, Kirsten Te Rito, and WAI showcase their talent before they head over to the Australasian World Music Expo in Melbourne next month.
Get a new perspective on the Brancott Estate World of WearableArt Awards Show, as local designers describe their creations’ evolution from concept to catwalk.
Norman Meehan and Hannah Griffin perform their austerely beautiful musical settings of the Antarctica-inspired works of poet Bill Manhire and photographer Anne Noble to music.
Celebrate New Zealand’s special bird by making your own.
Kiwi, kākāpō, tūī, wētā, tuatara … we love them all! Today you can whip up a native creature badge to show how you treasure the friends that live with us here in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Bring the family to Te Papa for a day of Kahu Ora-themed creativity and discovery. Make your own kākahu (cloak), talk to a curator, enjoy free story-telling sessions at StoryPlace – and more!
Weavers Christina Wirihana and Tracey Huxford discuss the evolution of Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa (Māori Weavers of New Zealand).
The University of Auckland’s Professor John Boys has developed pioneering electric-car charging technology. He gives this year’s Pickering Lecture.
Here's a great way to get rid of all your hot air!
Curator Colin Miskelly talks about the extinct bird specimens on display in the exhibition Buller’s Birds: The art of Keulemans and Buchanan.
You'll be hooked!
The New Zealand Indonesia Association presents a fascinating view of the nomadic Samo Bajo people by the late documentary-maker John Darling.
From taking part in the last muster at Mesopotamia to ending extremes of wild weather, photographer Antonia Steeg talks about her four-year quest to capture New Zealand’s high country – the subject of a stunning new book from Te Papa Press.
Wellington’s Orpheus Choir sings sublime choral pieces by modern American composers, including Barber, Lauridsen, and Glass.
From ingenious tool to ornament, souvenir, and symbol of cultural revival, discover the intriguing story of Māori matau (fishhooks) in this illustrated talk by Te Papa’s Chris Paulin.
Become a Friend of Te Papa and be one of the first to see Angels & Aristocrats, a new exhibition opening to the public on Saturday 20 October.
Curator Megan Tamati-Quennell talks about Aroha Redux (2012) – a new 4-minute video animation created by artist Lisa Reihana for her installation Mai i te aroha, ko te aroha.
Experience the ancient musical traditions of Iran with these masters of the daf, setar, and tombak.
Musician Charles Royal and friends perform a series of original compositions inspired by traditional mōteatea (Māori song poetry), James K Baxter’s poems, and the King James Bible.
Tīpare are Māori headbands made from harakeke (New Zealand flax). Early Māori adorned tīpare with beautiful feathers from native birds.
On the opening weekend of Angels & Aristocrats, Wellington’s Faultline Lacemakers demonstrate the techniques behind the intricate lacework that features in many of the portraits.
Enjoy a diverse selection of music from the 16th to the 18th centuries, composed for the aristocracy of the day.
Join Awesome Forces editor Hamish Campbell (GNS Science) for an informative and engaging look at the natural hazards that threaten us.
See lightning dance before your eyes as engineers Josh Bailey and Patrick Herd demonstrate Nikola Tesla's spectacular 120-year-old electrical invention.
Victoria Robson, Te Papa’s Curator of European Art, looks at reality and illusion in selected works on display in the exhibition Angels & Aristocrats.
Become head of your herd when you don your elephant mask.
Meet the orchestra, help solve the mystery in The Composer Is Dead, and enjoy a family concert inspired by the exhibition Angels & Aristocrats.
How do frames change the way we see the painting inside? Te Papa’s Matthew O’Reilly talks about the most beautiful and intriguing frames in Angels & Aristocrats.
An illustrated talk about the parallel histories of frames and paintings with Framer of Paintings Matthew O’Reilly, followed by a tour of Angels & Aristocrats.
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