Slice of Heaven: 20th Century AotearoaRite ki te Rangi: Aotearoa i te rautau 20

Aotearoa New Zealand changed dramatically in the 20th century. Discover what united and divided us, and shaped our lives today. Decide whether New Zealand really is a ‘slice of heaven’.

When | Āhea

2 Oct 2010 – 23 Jan 2017

Where | Ki hea

Level 4

Cost | Te utu

Free entry


All ages


30 minutes

Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
  • Wheelchair accessible

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The 1900s saw Māori, women, and gay people all stand up for their rights. The country fought in two world wars – and then took a stand against nuclear weapons. The state grew – and shrank again. Find out about these and other historic events in this kaleidoscopic view of New Zealand life from the century that was.

Slice of Heaven: 20th Century Aotearoa exhibition objects and images from Te Papa's collections

Hunt around Home-grown

Explore the green, grassy-walled ‘Home-grown’ area with your whānau – finding weird and wonderful objects from the past.

Where: Home-grown, Slice of Heaven: 20th Century Aotearoa exhibition, Level 4 (next to the Inspiration Station Discovery Centre).

Choose from two treasure hunts:

Ages: 0–5 years
Use the toy pictures on your I SPY activity sheet to hunt down the real ones in the exhibition.

I SPY: Home-grown (3.40 MB)

Family Trail
Ages: 8–12 years
Look for Ninja Turtles, ceramic hot water bottles, and other 20th century objects to answer the questions on our trail.

Family Trail: Home-grown (3.70 MB)

Slice of Heaven. Te Papa

Slice of Heaven. Te Papa

Slice of Heaven. Te Papa

Slice of Heaven. Te Papa

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