Te Taiao: Deus Ex Machina

Combining our Te Taiao | Nature exhibition, design thinking, and virtual reality, create inventions that will help secure a better future for our endemic species.

  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 120 minutes
  • Suitable for Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary
  • Next available Weekdays
  • Cost $6.50 per student (teachers and parent helpers go free)
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Programme details

Students will:

  • explore our brand new natural environment exhibition Te Taiao | Nature
  • discover our unique Flora and Fauna and the threats they are facing
  • use 3D design software and ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ to create an invention or machine that will help to reduce or eradicate the threat
  • annotate their model and view it in Virtual Reality using Google Cardboards
  • create an album of VR models to be used back at school for further learning, or as a showcase of their trip
  • use the Stanford design thinking process to breakdown real world problems and create solutions (problem-based learning/PBL).


Te Taiao | Nature and Hīnātore | Learning Lab