A school pupil gives a virtual tour of one of Te Papa's exhibtion spaces

Virtual Excursions
Ngā hāereere Mariko

Virtual Excursions
Ngā hāereere Mariko

Can’t make it to Te Papa? Book a personalised virtual tour with one of our educators. It’s the next best thing to being here.

  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Suitable for Years 3–13
  • Next available 9am–10am, Mon–Fri in term time
  • Cost $50 per session
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The education programme

Your learners will:

  • connect with one of our friendly and knowledgeable educators, using Skype or Google Hangouts, to explore a real Te Papa exhibition without leaving the classroom
  • talk directly with the educator as they walk through the space with a stedicam
  • ask questions, request close-ups, and influence the tour’s focus
  • discover incredible taongataonga treasures and their stories as though you were here with them.

Exhibition options

Sessions begin at 9am Monday–Friday, before the museum opens to the public. Booking is essential.

We recommend a group size of 30 students for all virtual excursions.

Choose one of the following long-term exhibitions to explore:

  • Mountains to Sea – natural environment topics
  • Matauranga Māori – Māori culture topics
  • Tangata o le Moana: The story of Pacific people in New Zealand – Pacific cultures topics
  • Awesome Forces – geology and landscape topics
  • Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War – WW1

You will need:

  • a computer with a webcam and microphone
  • a Skype account and Skype installed on your computer or Google Hangouts.​