Pōwhiri Experience – secondary education visit

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 9–13
  • 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 secondary school students will:

  • come onto Te Papa’s marae to gain an understanding of when, where, and how pōwhiri can be applied
  • explore the meaning of pōwhiri pōwhiri 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 pōwhiri.

Pōwhiri exprerience 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