Bug Lab student activity trail

Follow the secret trail made by the bugs of Bug Lab. Can you meet their challenges along the way? 

Explore the bugs’ world and discover how their genius is inspiring human innovation in science and technology.

Girl looks at model of dragonfly


Child looks at a model dragon fly, 2016. Photograph by Kate Whitley. Te Papa

Teachers can download and print this activity booklet and use it to help them plan self-guided visits to Bug Lab.

They can also use it to introduce Bug Lab’s themes and content to students before visiting, and help them recall their experiences after their visit.

While in Bug Lab, teachers can use the booklet to set activities and challenges that focus learners’ investigations of the main bugs.

How to print:

  • Download the Bug Lab activity booklet
  • Print the PDF document on A3 paper, two-sided, full colour
  • Fold to create a booklet
  • Give each student a copy of the trail, or ask students to work in pairs

To arrange collection of printed copies from Te Papa, make a booking, or discuss your visit options, please contact:

Education Coordinator
Email: reservations@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: (04) 381 7443