Te Papa is closed until further notice. Te Papa Covid-19 coronavirus information

Kua aukati a Te Papa kia puta rā anō he pānui. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō Covid-19 huaketokarauna

Pacific Explorers

Investigate Pacific migration, navigation, and voyaging vessels. Get hands-on, try virtual reality, and visit an exhibition.

  • Learning areas and strands Social Sciences, Science, Engineering, Technology, Pacific, History
  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Suitable for Years 3–13
  • Next available Available
  • Cost $6.50 per student (teachers and parent helpers go free)

To protect against the risk of covid-19, education visits aren’t happening until further notice.

Te Papa covid-19 coronavirus information

During the session student you will:

  • explore our exhibition Tangata o le Moana: The story of Pacific people in New Zealand
  • understand why pacific people came to New Zealand, the vessel the travelled in, the materials they used and the tools that helped them navigate the Pacific Ocean
  • learn how people are reviving the practice of building vaka to sail the Pacific
  • create their own vaka using digital and non-digital methods
  • see a vaka up close in virtual reality

Please note, an educator will be in touch with you prior to your visit to understand how we can best tailor this program to suit your class and their learning needs.