Vehicle access: Our vehicle entrance will be reduced to one lane from 25 July until the end of November 2022, due to the construction of a new set of traffic lights outside Te Papa.
Info about vehicle access to Te Papa 25 Jul – Nov 2022

Create a rainbow with things in your ‘bubble’ (at home) Waihangatia tētahi kōpere ki ngā mea kei tō ‘mirumiru’ (ki te kāinga)

Rainbows can be found everywhere – even in a times of isolation rainbows can brighten our lives and bring joy. Inspired by the colourful artworks in the collection can you create your own rainbow using items you can find in your bubble?

Remember to show us! #TePapaWhānauChallenge

Three kids make a rainbow from toys and other household items


A bubble rainbow, 2020. By Matilda (10), Lennox (7), and Francesca (4)


Collections Online

There’s so many colourful items in the collection – from art to history, Mātauranga Māori to science! Be inspired by these below or browse for more on Collections Online.

Watch videos that feature colourful artworks


Video showing the Install of Finale: Bouquet, 2019. Te Papa

See how others took on the challenge!