Tūhuratia a Matariki

Tūhuratia a Matariki is a guided Matariki education visit with a Stardome planetarium experience. Tamariki will learn about stars and the night sky, including Matariki and other constellations/clusters of significance in Te Ao Māori and globally.

  • Learning areas and strands Mātauranga Māori, Science, Social sciences, English
  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Suitable for Years 3–8, adaptable by request for Y1–2 or 9–10
  • Next available Term 2, Week 7–10, 2023 (from 5 Jun). May be available outside this range by arrangement
  • Cost $6.50 per student
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Matariki star cluster


Matariki star cluster. Courtesy of Fraser Gunn www.astroimage.co.nz

Join the Te Papa Learning team to celebrate and commemorate Matariki 2023. Enter the Stardome and learn about the stories, tradition, and knowledge in the stars. Students will learn key vocabulary and the importance of stars in cultures around the world, highlighting Matariki. They will also learn to identify Matariki in the early morning sky.

This is one of two programmes being offered for the 2023 Matariki celebrations at Te Papa. Check out Mānawatia a Matariki for our other programme.