Pōwhiri Experience – primary education visit

Experience a pōwhiripōwhiri welcoming ceremony at Te Papa and explore the origins and meanings of Māori welcoming ceremonies in New Zealand.

  • Learning areas and strands Social Sciences – Identity, Culture, and Organisation; Place and Environment. Learning Languages – Cultural Knowledge
  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Suitable for Year levels 1–8
  • 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:

  • come onto Te Papa’s marae to:

  • experience a pōwhiripōwhiri welcoming ceremony

  • gain an understanding of when, where, and how pōwhiri can be applied

  • explore the meaning of pōwhiripōwhiri welcoming ceremonies by experiencing the nine major steps on Te Papa’s wharenuiwharenui meeting houses

  • discover taongataonga treasures around the museum which illuminate the origins of pōwhiripōwhiri welcoming ceremonies

Pōwhiri Experience 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