Active Earth

Delve into the inner workings of our amazing planet – from the inner core to earthquakes and volcanoes at the surface.

  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Suitable for Year levels 3–10
  • Next available Available
  • Cost $6.50 per student (teachers and parent helpers go free)
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Journey deep into our planet, and discover the forces that shape the landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand. Learn about plate tectonics, watch how Zealandia broke away from Gondwanaland and carry out hands-on activities to learn more about the cause and effect of earthquakes and volcanoes. Then work out the best way to prepare ourselves for these natural events.

Visitors by the Earthquake House


Quake House, 2019. Photo by Maarten Holl. Te Papa

Designing a quake safe building at the shake table


Designing a quake safe building at the shake table. 2019, Te Papa

Contact us

To make a booking or discuss your visit options contact:

Education Coordinator
Phone: (04) 381 7443