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Matariki Matariki – he toronga kura tuatahi

Bring your students to our interactive Matariki programme. Learn about Matariki, the Māori New Year, and its connections to whenua, whānau, kai, and kōrero.

  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration Up to 60 minutes
  • Suitable for ECE and primary
  • Next available Available from April
  • Cost ECE $3 per child, Primary $6.50 per child (teachers and parent helpers go free)
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Explore our mātaurangamātauranga Māori knowledge exhibition Mana Whenua, and the iwi exhibition Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow.

Plus, get up-close to taongataonga treasures from our handling collection in order to make connections to navigation and the night sky, which helps us find Matariki.

Inside the Mana Whenua exhibition


Inside the Mana Whenua exhibition, 2017. Photo by Maarten Holl. Te Papa

Contact us

Please use the booking form if you wish to make a booking.

For questions regarding the visit email reservations@tepapa.govt.nz or phone (04) 381 7443.