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

  • Learning areas and strands Social Studies
  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration Up to 60 minutes
  • Suitable for ECE, Primary
  • Next available Matariki 2023 programme and dates TBC
  • Cost ECE: $3 per child, Primary: $6.50 per child (teachers and parent helpers go free)

Explore our mātauranga Māori exhibition Mana Whenua and learn about our new public holiday, Matariki, and why it signals the beginning of the Māori New Year. Experience and learn three key principles that are important during this time: remembrance, celebration, and hope.

Plus get up-close to taonga from our handling collection in order to make connections to other identifiable stars that can help us find Matariki.

Inside the Mana Whenua exhibition


Inside the Mana Whenua exhibition, 2017. Photo by Maarten Holl. Te Papa