Explore Te Papa's wharenui – ECE visit
Te Hono ki Hawaiki – he toronga whare kōhungahunga

Explore two wharenui (meeting houses) at Te Papa – one traditional and one modern. Currently unavailable.

  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration Up to 60 minutes
  • Suitable for Ages 3–5
  • Next available Currently unavailable
  • Te Whāriki Belonging, G1; Contribution, G1; Communication, G2 and G3; Exploration, G3
  • Cost $3 per child (teachers and parent helpers go free)
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The education programme

Guided by our educators, your early childhood (ECE) group will:

  • visit two wharenuiwharenui meeting houses:

    • Te Hau ki Turanga, a traditional wharenuiwharenui meeting house

    • Te Hono ki Hawaiki, a modern wharenuiwharenui meeting house

  • examine the physical structure of wharenuiwharenui meeting houses

  • consider the way wharenuiwharenui meeting houses help whānauwhānau families make and maintain connections

  • touch objects from Te Papa’s handling collection

  • explore ideas through storytelling, kōrerokōrero talks, movement, and waiatawaiata song.

Explore Te Papa's wharenui programme

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Contact us

To make a booking or discuss your visit options contact:

Education Coordinator
Email: reservations@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: (04) 381 7443