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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Open daily 10am – 6pm (except Christmas Day)
Te Papa is open from 10am–6pm (except Christmas Day). Find out more about visiting, and what there is to see and do.
Browse New Zealand's rich history through pictures, videos, and articles.
If you’re an educator, a museum professional, a researcher, or a curious mind, our wealth of information, resources and educational opportunities will help you learn and teach.
Find out more about Te Papa, what we do, and how to answer your questions.
Find out how you could help keep our programmes running, and to support the development of collections and preservation of the nation’s treasures
Book a Matariki and Maramataka classroom visit and download learning resources to use in your school.
Delve deeper into the meaning of Matariki through inspiring activities and lesson plans.
Experience two exhibition spaces where taonga will help enhance children's understanding of Matariki. Themes explored includes – kai, kōrero, whānau and whenua.
Learn about the Māori New Year, the Maramataka (lunar calendar), and the theme of renewal. You can also explore the Matariki star cluster in our stardome.
Teach the Maramataka and the Māori months in your classroom with the help of our teaching resource and classroom poster.