Te Papa entrance. Photograph by Kate Whitley. Te Papa

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General admission to Te Papa is free – just walk in. Booking an event, special exhibition, or tour? Use these shortcuts to book your tickets.

Let’s Go Build: A Festival for LEGO Lovers

A festival for LEGO® lovers of all ages. This summer, go on a journey around the world through huge LEGO models – then pick up some bricks and start building!

9 Dec 2017 – 11 Feb 2018

Adult $19.50

Child $9.50 (3–15 years)

Concession $15.50

Family $49.50 (2 adults 2 children)

Under 3 years free

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Guided tours

Book one of our daily guided tours, or a private tour tailored to your interests and language requirements.

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Book Gallipoli: The scale of our war early bird tickets


Explore museum-related themes through play, games, storytelling, and song. Led by a friendly Te Papa Host, StoryPlace offers some of the best toddler-friendly activities in Wellington.

Book a StoryPlace session

Read more about StoryPlace

Education visits

Our knowledgeable and friendly education specialists make pre-visit planning a piece of cake, with cross-curricular options and support. You’re free to focus on your fun day among the nation’s stories and taonga – either led by us or on a self-guided visit.

How to book an education visit

See all education visits