Kids’ activity trails

Use our fun activity trails to get the most out of your self-guided visit to Te Papa.

Education type

Self-guided resource

Suitable for

Years 3–8

Give your students our activity trail sheets to get the most out of your self-guided visit to Te Papa. Fun tasks require students to explore, draw, think, and discuss.

Please print off the trails before you visit.

How to print

  • Pick the topics most relevant to your class focus from the selection below.

  • Print each of your selected PDFs on A3 paper, two-sided.

  • Fold each sheet to create a booklet.

  • Give each student a copy of the trail, or ask students to work in pairs.

Book a guided education visit to get more support and expertise during your time at Te Papa.

Activity trails

Tangata o le Moana Activity Trail

Discover amazing stories and objects from Pacific islands.

Tangata o le Moana activity trail (435.00 KB)

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Bush City Activity Trail

Look at, listen to, and even touch some of the special plants and animals of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Bush City biology activity trail (2.71 MB)

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Bush City Geology Activity Trail

Discover the extraordinary geology of New Zealand. Dig, sketch, and investigate to find out about the rocks and landscapes of this amazing country.

Bush City geology activity trail (341.29 KB)

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