Mānawatia a Matariki

Bring your students to our successful Matariki programme. Learn about Matariki, the Māori New Year and the importance of remembrance, celebration, and hope.

  • Learning areas and strands Mātauranga Māori, Social sciences, Science, English
  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Suitable for ECE, Primary Y1-8
  • Next available Term 2, Week 7–10, 2023 (from 5 Jun)
  • Cost ECE: $3 per student, Primary: $6.50 per student
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A young girl adds a message on a piece of paper to a collection of messages on a wall


Mānawatia a Matariki, 2022. Photo by Erica Sinclair. Te Papa (211138)

Join the Te Papa Learning team to celebrate and commemorate Matariki 2023. Explore our Matariki experience and learn why Matariki signals the beginning of the Māori New Year.

Experience and learn three key principles that are important during this time: remembrance, celebration, and hope.

This is our successful programme that was offered in 2022. We also have Tūhuratia a Matariki available as a new programme in 2023.