Explore Te Papa's wharenui – primary education visit
Tūhuratia Te Hono-ki-Hawaiki – he toronga kura tuatahi

Explore two wharenuiwharenui meeting houses at Te Papa – one traditional and one modern.

  • Learning areas and strands Social Sciences – Identity, Culture and Organisation; Place and Environment; Continuity and Change. Learning Languages – Cultural Knowledge
  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Suitable for New entrants – Year 8
  • Next available Available
  • Cost $6.50 per student (teachers and parent helpers go free)
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The education programme

Guided by our educators, your primary school students 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