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Open every day 10am—6pm
(except Christmas Day)
Free entry for everyone
Charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities
55 Cable Street, Wellington
Do a whānau challenge, a jigsaw puzzle, print an activity book, watch videos, and play quizzes.
Drawing, writing, randomness, surrealism: unlock your mind with these lo-fi activities – fun for children and adults alike!
Try some creative challenges at home with your whānau. Each challenge is connected to Te Papa’s collections or expertise.
Our activity books are designed for use at home or in the classroom.
‘He Paki Taonga i a Māui’ is a series of 18 short films for tamariki aged 7-11, and tells stories about taonga in Te Papa’s collection.
Take a moment or two to relax with online jigsaw puzzles using taonga from our collections. Come back frequently to find new ones!
Do you recognise New Zealand in the 1800s and 1900s? Guess where these images by historic photographers Muir & Moodie and the Burton Brothers were taken.
There are some bizarre looking fish that live in the depths of New Zealand's waters. Take the quiz and expand your ugly fish knowledge.
Do you know the difference between a hihi and a huia? Or how many species of kiwi there are in NZ? Put your native bird knowledge to the test.