Museum of New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa
Plan your visit
Whakaritea tō toronga
Ngā kaupapa motuhake
He haerenga ārahi
Venues | Tākina Events
Discover the collections
Tūhuratia ngā kohinga
Read, watch, play
Kōrero, mātaki, purei
Kids and families
Mā te whānau
Mā te pouako
For museums and galleries
Mō ngā muhiama me ngā whare toi
Guides to caring for objects
Tiaki Kohinga, Tiaki Taonga
Mō Te Papa
What we do
Ā mātou mahi
Ngā kohinga taonga
Ko ō mātou whare
Ngā whakaaturanga poi haere
Ngā whakaaturanga o mua
Te Papa Press
Press and media
Media sales and licensing
Te hohoko papāho me te manatā
Support & Join
Tautokotia, kuhu mai
Friends of Te Papa: Our membership programme
Ngā Hoa o Te Papa: Te hōtaka mema
Donate to Te Papa
Koha ki Te Papa
Open every day 10am-6pm
(except Christmas Day)
Free entry for everyone
Charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities
Organise your school visit to Te Papa.
Choose from our range of education programmes. Each can be adapted to suit your needs.
Early childhood programmes
Primary education programmes
Secondary education programmes
Minimum notice: Two weeks – we recommend booking as far in advance as possible.
Book an education visit
Primary and secondary programmes: $6.50 per student. Teachers and parent-helpers are free.Early childhood programmes: $3 per student. Teachers and parent-helpers are free.
If you are bringing a group of 15 students or less, a minimum charge of $97.50 will apply. Prices include GST.
Self-guided visits are free of charge.
Note: Some short-term exhibitions may have a charge. Please discuss this with your Education Coordinator.
If you need to cancel your booking, please contact email@example.com as soon as possible. Bookings cancelled with less than two weeks’ notice will incur a $20 cancellation fee. Failure to arrive on the day for a booked programme will incur the full cost.
Education visits take place from 10am Mon–Fri during term time. Te Papa’s public opening hours are 10am−6pm year-round.
We require you to bring the following number of adults to supervise your students.
ECE: One adult for every three students (1:3).
Primary: One adult for every six students (1:6).
Secondary: One adult for every ten students (1:10).
Please supervise your students closely as they explore Te Papa as you are responsible for your students’ safety. Take particular care near high walkways, bridges, water, and in Bush City.
Food and drinks (excluding bottled water) are not allowed in exhibition areas. This policy protects our collection and maintains the principle of tapu around Māori taonga.
Schools bringing their own lunches to Te Papa are welcome to eat lunch in the following spaces (please note restrictions for each space). These locations can be found on the Te Papa map.
Amphitheatre – an outdoor space.
Bush City Kiosk – an indoor space (capacity 30 students). This is accessible through the Level 1 outdoor courtyard and over the bridge from Te Taiao | Nature.
Behind visitor kiosk on Level 2 – an indoor space (capacity 30 students). Hosts will support school groups to find space during terms 2 and 3 (if not set up, schools can request these through Hosts during terms 1 and 4).
Schools may choose to purchase lunches from the Level 1 Te Papa cafe and are welcome to use cafe space to eat.
In inclement weather if other spaces are not available, please approach Level 1 Te Papa cafe staff and ask for the Retail Food and Beverage Manager. The Manager may be able to accommodate school groups in the cafe to eat their own lunches where possible.
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You’ll find us right on the waterfront in central Wellington (55 Cable Street) – within easy walking distance of the main shopping areas.
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Duration: One hour
Ahead of your visit, book an orientation tour to preview the museum and plan your programme. Tell us about your learning intentions and we’ll suggest the most suitable education programmes and exhibitions.
We apply no minimum/maximum limit for the number of teachers in your orientation group.
To make a booking or discuss your visit options contact:
Education CoordinatorEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (04) 381 7443
Request a booking at a time and date that suits your class.
Use our resources to explore the nation’s stories on a fun, self-guided education visit to Te Papa.
Bring the national museum into your classroom with our cross-curricular range of educational resources.