Annual giving programme

The annual giving programme starts at just $10 a week and offers access to exciting benefits designed to bring you closer to the museum, its collections and community.

The Annual Giving programme provides ways for donors to make a difference to our national museum while enjoying recognition opportunities, invitations to special events and the chance to meet other like-minded individuals associated with the Te Papa Foundation. This is a diverse cohort of people with interests across art, science, history and culture. Join us today.

Corbel donor

$500 per year

  • Acknowledgement on Te Papa Foundation's website

  • A tax credit allowing you to claim back up to one-third of your donation

  • An invitation to the annual Foundation donor appreciation event

  • Invitations to Foundation events throughout the year, both ticketed and complimentary

  • Te Papa Foundation newsletters and updates offering insider content

  • A Friends of Te Papa membership, with additional benefits including:

  • Discounted entry to paid exhibitions at Te Papa

  • Access to Friends of Te Papa events including private exhibition viewings, workshops, talks, and tours

  • 10% discount in Te Papa's cafes and stores

  • Free parking when attending ticketed Friends events 

Lintel donor

$1,000 per year

Above benefits, plus:

  • Acknowledgement on the digital donor board in the entrance foyer at Te Papa

  • A personalised signed copy of a Te Papa Press book

  • Free entry to paid exhibitions for you and a guest

Foundation Stone donor

$2,500 per year

Above benefits, plus:

  • Acknowledgement on the physical donor board in the entrance foyer at Te Papa

  • Invitations to Te Papa Press launch events and the opportunity to meet the authors

Keystone donor

$5,000 per year

Above benefits, plus:

  • An annual lunch with one of Te Papa's curators in an interest area of your choice - whether your special interest is antique furniture or modern art, botany, New Zealand history, taonga, or molluscs... the choice is as diverse as Te Papa's collections.

Cornerstone donor

$8,500 per year

Above benefits, plus:

  • Access to exclusive Te Papa events, e.g., preview events and exhibition opening celebrations

  • Acknowledgement of your support printed in one Te Papa Press book each year

Lodestone donor

$16,500 per year

Above benefits, plus:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour for you and two guests, culminating with drinks and canapes in the museum. This opportunity to delve into Te Papa’s collection stores is a true bucket-list experience.

You can purchase an Annual Giving programme membership in the name of a friend or family member as a gift.

Account name: Te Papa Foundation

Account number: 03-0502-0354829-000

Bank: Westpac Lambton Quay

For any direct debit payment into the bank account, please email to let us know your name, contact details and the Annual Giving level you’d like to join. You are welcome to pay in instalments if you wish, just advise of your intended schedule within the same email.

If you have any questions about the Annual Giving programme, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for your generosity.