Te Papa is closed until further notice. Te Papa Covid-19 coronavirus information
Kua aukati a Te Papa kia puta rā anō he pānui. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō Covid-19 huaketokarauna
Step outside into Bush City – a living, growing exhibition.
Closes daily at 5pm
Take a short walk through some of the natural wonders of New Zealand – our bush, our rocks, our volcanic landscapes. Bush City has over 1,400 native plants, some of the oldest rocks in AotearoaAotearoa New Zealand, and harbour views. There are also many seating areas where you can take in the sights and smells of the forest, and perhaps spot a tūī or other bird.
You’ll find family-friendly activities here too – dig for fossils, cross a swing bridge, or enter a cave to discover glow worms, stalactites, and the bones of extinct moa.
Investigate the natural world on a self-guided early childhood education visit to Te Papa.
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Friends enjoy benefits and discounts including invitations to previews and private viewings.
Find out how you can support Te Papa through a donation or bequest by becoming a patron.