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Virtual Explorer: live-feed programmes Ngā hāereere Mariko

Get Te Papa in your classroom in real-time, no matter where you are via simple-to use-technology. Book a personalised virtual visit with one of our educators. It’s the next best thing to being here.

  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Suitable for Years 3–13
  • Next available 9–10am, Mon–Fri in term time
  • Cost $50 per session
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The education programme

Your learners will:

  • connect with one of our friendly and knowledgeable educators, using Zoom, to explore a real Te Papa exhibition without leaving the classroom
  • talk directly with the educator as they walk through the space with a stedicam
  • ask questions, request close-ups, and influence the tour’s focus
  • discover incredible taonga

      taongatreasuresMāori | Noun
    and their stories as though you were here with them.

A man holds films a museum display on his phone, he's wearing headphones


Virtual Excursions, 2020. Te Papa

Exhibition options

Sessions begin at 9am Monday–Friday, before the museum opens to the public. Booking is essential.

We recommend a group size of 30 students for all virtual excursions.

Choose one of the following areas to explore:

  • Kaupapa Māori – Māori culture topics
  • Te Taiao | Nature – Natural environment
  • Tangata o le Moana: The story of Pacific people in New Zealand – Pacific cultures topics
  • Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War – WW1
  • Explore Te Papa – Bespoke exploration of whatever you would like to see in the museum
  • Toi Art – Current exhibitions
  • Arrivals – Discover the intrepid travellers who journeyed to Aotearoa and made this country their home

You will need:

  • a computer with a webcam and microphone