Explore Te Papa’s wharenui He toronga whare kōhungahunga

Explore two wharenui

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 at Te Papa – one traditional and one modern.

  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration Up to 60 minutes
  • Suitable for ECE and primary
  • Next available Available
  • Cost ECE $3 per child, Primary $6.50 per child (teachers and parent helpers go free)
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Guided by our educators, your group will:

  • visit two wharenui:

    • Te Hau ki Turanga, a traditional wharenui

    • Te Hono ki Hawaiki, a modern wharenui

  • examine the physical structure of wharenui

  • consider the way wharenui help whānau make and maintain connections

  • explore ideas through kōrero

    , movement, and waiata

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A boy touches a pounamu rock


The pounamu on Te Papa's wharenui, 2017. Photo by Amanda Rogers. Te Papa