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

Programme 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 explorers.

Choose one of the following programmes:

  • Kaupapa Māori – Explore Te Ao Māori through taonga on display. Note: some restrictions apply.
  • Te Taiao Explorer – Learn about the unique fauna and flora of Aotearoa New Zealand. Explore the various relationships that have formed between te taiao and people. Active Earth elements can be added to this tour on request, including looking at earthquakes, volcanoes, geology, and the layers of the earth.
  • Tangata o le Moana: The story of Pacific people in New Zealand – Explore an exhibition about the unique cultures of the Pacific, their contribution to and adaptation of materials and stories in Aotearoa New Zealand. 
  • Gallipoli perspectives – Be guided through Te Papa’s award winning exhibition while connecting with the stories and impacts of WW1: Gallipoli on people from Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Art Explorer – Discover the diversity of artworks and ideas on display in Toi | Art. Paintings, sculptures installations, and moving image.
  • Arrivals – Discover the motivation for travel to Aotearoa New Zealand, discuss the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors that result in the multicultural society we see today.

You will need:

  • a computer with a webcam and microphone