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Choose your learning adventure at Te Papa in the July school holidays

26 June 2017

Te Papa’s new innovative learning lab, Hīnātore, is hosting a school holiday learning programme during the July holidays that will see kids creating their own claymation movies, inventing a new musical instrument, building worlds in virtual reality, and developing a game from scratch.

The programme utilises Te Papa’s exhibitions and collections, as well as the digital and immersive technology on offer at Hīnātore including the VR (Virtual Reality) studio, 3D printers, 3D scanners, and touch tables.

Head of Learning Innovation Miri Young says the holiday sessions give kids the chance to let their imaginations flourish in an environment where fun is the first priority.

“Hīnātore is a wonderland for kids with a huge variety of hands-on immersive digital technologies that will engage and inspire participants while they learn. Our Learning Specialists facilitate the sessions that are designed to let kids flex their creative muscles, while supporting learning that is meaningful, challenging and fun,” she says.

The two-week programme is running from July 10–21 and is designed for children aged 6–12.

The Te Papa Holiday Learning Programme costs $58 per child per day, and each session runs from 10am till 3pm. All required materials are provided, BYO lunch.

Supporting partners of the Hīnātore Learning Lab where the Holiday Learning Programme is being held are Victoria University of Wellington, Staples Advantage, Pelorus Trust and The Lions Foundation.

For more information and to book, visit tepapa.govt.nz/learn/hinatore-learning-lab/te-papa-holiday-programme.

Notes to editors

Te Papa Holiday Learning Programme – schedule

Monday, July 10 – Maker Day
Come explore our Creation Stations – put together an animated movie, zoom around the world using virtual reality, and create astonishing inventions, from art-bots to singing pens.

Tuesday, July 11 – Smart Art: Claymation
Create a clay figure decorated with beads, leaves, or whatever you fancy. Then use the magic of stop-motion animation to bring it and other objects to life.

Wednesday, July 12 – Flying Machines
Create a flying fleet. Craft a kite, fold a world-record-breaking paper plane, design a rocket, and build and crash a Lego drone.

Thursday, July 13 – Game-Making
Explore different styles of analogue and digital games to design, develop, play, and take home.

Friday, July 14 – Music-making
Calling all musical inventors: Kids, come and explore sound and create instruments from recycled materials.

Monday, July 17 – Smart Art: Claymation
Create a clay figure decorated with beads, leaves, or whatever you fancy. Then use the magic of stop-motion animation to bring it and other objects to life.

Tuesday, July 18 – Game-Making
Explore different styles of analogue and digital games to design, develop, play, and take home.

Wednesday, July 19 – Music-making
Calling all musical inventors: Kids, come and explore sound and create instruments from recycled materials.

Thursday, July 20 – Maker Day
Come explore our Creation Stations – put together an animated movie, zoom around the world using virtual reality, and create astonishing inventions, from artbots to singing pens.

Friday, July 21 – Flying Machines
Create a flying fleet. Craft a kite, fold a world-record-breaking paper plane, design a rocket, and build and crash a Lego drone.

Images: available in Dropbox folder

Media contact: Sophie Speer 027 892 6938