Active Earth

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

Learning areas and strands

Science, English, Social Studies

Education type

Education visit


1 hour

Suitable for

Years 3–10


$6.50 per student (free for teachers and parent helpers)

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Journey deep into our planet, and discover the forces that shape the landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Learn about tectonic plates, 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.

Discover with us the best way to prepare for these natural events.

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

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