Adorn Me! – primary education visit

Visit our new galleries to discover ways we adorn ourselves – then get creative adorning yourself in our learning lab, Hīnātore.

  • Learning areas and strands Visual Arts, Technology, English, Social Sciences
  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Suitable for Years 3–8
  • Next available Late March 2018
  • Cost $6.50 per student. Free for teachers and parent helpers
Book now

Join us on a fun-filled, engaging tour of the exhibitions in Te Papa’s new art galleries.

Students look at different forms of adornment and consider why people adorn themselves. What unexpected materials can be used, and what can they express?

In Hīnātore, students discover a surprising range of materials and objects, and reimagine them as unique pieces of jewellery. What stories do their adornments tell, and how do their pieces make them feel?



Lisa Walker, What Karl didn’t take with him, metal, wood, plastic, cotton, pearl, paper, soy sauce. 2010. Te Papa (2010-0024-2)