Abstract Art Adventures

Visit Te Papa and explore abstract art through exhibitions where we focus on colour, material and symbols.

Learning areas and strands


Education type

Education visit


Up to 60 minutes

Suitable for

Ages 3–5

Next available

Available now

Te Whāriki

Belonging, Contribution, Communication, Exploration


$3 per child (teachers and parent helpers go free)

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Guided by our educators, your early childhood group will:

  • look at selected artworks on display in Toi Art and Tangata o le Moana, Rongomaraeroa and more

  • experience understanding ‘abstract’ art through body movement, colours, materials and shapes

  • make personal connections to the artworks, then share these as a group

  • explore art through connected hands-on activities and tools.

Exploring colour, 2018. Photo by Kate Whitley. Te Papa

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