Bush, Bugs, and Bones

Explore our living and growing exhibition in Bush City. Discover how bugs and bones can help us learn about our natural environment.

  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 1 hour
  • Suitable for ECE
  • Te Whāriki Belonging, Contribution, Communication, Exploration
  • Cost $3 per child (free for teachers and parent helpers)
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Guided by our learning specialists, your early childhood students will:

  • Explore Bush City looking at different ferns and plants and their characteristics
  • Learn about what makes Aotearoa New Zealand flora unique
  • Learn names and ways of identifying different flora
  • Get up close and handle some of Te Papa’s objects – bugs and bones
  • Dig for a dinosaur fossil and learn about how fossils help us understand ancient times.

Book this programme if your tamariki are:

  • Interested in science
  • Exploring animals and insects
  • Exploring the natural environment
  • Enjoy outdoor exploration activities
  • Interested in dinosaurs and fossils.

Young children look at insects in a jar


Gazing at insects, 2015. Te Papa