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

Unique New Zealand Aotearoa Motuhake

Find out why so many of our incredible plants and animals are unique to Aotearoa – and why some species became so weird and wonderful.

  • Education type Education visit
  • Suitable for Primary and secondary students
  • Next available Available
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We also offer a Virtual Explorer for this programme

Guided by our educators, your primary school students will:

  • explore Te Taiao | Nature and Blood Earth Fire exhibitions

  • discover Aotearoa’sAotearoa’s New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna

  • learn about our diverse ecosystems, and how native species have adapted to their environments

  • explore the significance of Aotearoa’s long isolation from the rest of the world – especially from land mammals.

A girl looks at moths


Moths in Te Taiao | Nature, , 2019. Photo by Maarten Holl. Te Papa (136302)