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


1 hour

Suitable for


Te Whāriki

Belonging, Contribution, Communication, Exploration


$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.

Gazing at insects, 2015. Te Papa

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