Two people sit at a table with a tea set on it. In the background are projected images of mushrooms and trees

Wonderland Te Ao Mīharo

Curiouser and curiouser! This summer, come with Alice on an adventure in Wonderland – an interactive exhibition that celebrates Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories. Where will the Hallway of Doors lead you?

Explore Alice’s journey from book to screen, through original picture books, magic lanterns, and more than 40 films and 30 television programmes. Then join an immersive Mad Hatter’s Tea Party that comes alive with digital wizardry.

You’re bound to get lost on the way. Squeeze into a tiny house, climb a giant chair to peek into Alice’s room, and post your soldier avatar on the Queen’s croquet ground.

The closer you look, the more you’ll discover – not everything is what it seems!

Developed by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

  • When | Āhea 7 Dec 2019 – 8 Mar 2020
  • Where | Ki hea Amokura Gallery, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Adults: $22.95
    Children 3 – 15 years: $11.95
    Children under 3: free
    Friends of Te Papa: $17.95

    Family A (1 adult + 2 child): $41.95
    Family B (2 adult + 2 child): $59.95

    Concession (SuperGold card + students + Community Services Card): $19.95
  • Ages | Te reanga All ages
  • Allow | Me whakarite 60+ minutes
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Immersive digital and sound experiences

    • Some small enclosed spaces with closed doors (which all open)

    • Some flashing lights and rapidly changing images

    • Variable lighting levels

    • Hands-on activities

    • Accessible toilets and baby changing room

    • No food, drink, or double buggies

    Find out more about accessibility at Te Papa

Add a Wonderland High Tea to your ticket

Before you descend into the rabbit hole, enjoy a Wonderland High Tea in our Espresso Café – an occasion any Mad Hatter would be proud of.

Price includes entry to the Wonderland exhibition, one hour after your high tea experience.

Adults: $45
Children 3–15 years: $21
Friends of Te Papa: $41

Book a Wonderland High Tea

Discounted tickets for classes

An exclusive school group price of $35 per five students, plus one teacher or adult helper. 

Apply now for discounted class tickets

Wonderland Store

The Wonderland retail store is open daily, 10am–6pm.

Hotel Partner offer

Book an Accor Hotels combined accomodation and Wonderland ticket deal

For educators Mā te pouako

Class discounts and visits.
Wonderland for teachers
Children look at digital projections or red and white rose bushes

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