An exhibition space with three cubes you can walk through. There are people drawing on the wall and writing notes in different sections.

Mānawatia a Matariki | Celebrate our New Year

Celebrate our national holiday! Visit Te Papa’s walk-through experience and discover why Matariki is unique.

  • When | Āhea 2 Jun – 30 Jul 2023
  • Where | Ki hea Te Papa
  • Cost | Te utu Free entry
  • Ages | Te reanga All ages
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Variable lighting

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Journey through three interactive gateways to remember, celebrate, and hope.

  • Remember loved ones you’ve lost since the last rising of Matariki.
  • Discover new ways to celebrate with friends and whānau

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  • Look to the future and make a pledge for whānau, community, or the environment.

Use touch screens to explore the mātauranga

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of the Matariki star cluster, and meet the stars themselves.

Mānawatia a Matariki!


  • Activity book: Matariki activity book

    Matariki activity book

    Learn about Matariki through fun kids’ activities. Featuring word searches, colouring pages, games, and stories, discover what's important during Matariki – whetū, kōrero, kai, whenua, whānau, and the Maramataka.

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