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Te Papa is open. Te Papa Covid-19 information
Kei te tuwhera a Te Papa. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō Covid-19
Open every day 10am—6pm
(except Christmas Day)
Free entry for everyone
Charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities
55 Cable Street, Wellington
Exhibitions On now
Experience powerful stories that celebrate Māori as tangata whenua tangata whenuaindigenous people of New ZealandMāori | Noun – the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand.
In Mana Whenua, explore the richness of Māori life and heritage through taonga taongacultural treasuresMāori | Noun, oral histories, and contemporary art works.
Encounter taonga tuku ihotaonga tuku iho treasures handed down ranging from weaving, carving, and pounamu pounamuNew Zealand greenstoneMāori | Noun pendants, to waka wakacanoesMāori | Noun and whare wharebuildingsMāori | Noun.
Tamariki TamarikichildrenMāori | Noun can explore te ao Māorite ao Māori the Māori world through activities in the Te Huka ā Tai Discovery Centre next door.
Find out more about accessibility at Te Papa
Celebrate Māori language by learning Māori words and phrases through simple activities. Download two free activity books for kids – focused on pronunciation, the other includes more word searches, crossword, colouring pages, and stories.
Use our fun activity trails to get the most out of your self-guided visit to Te Papa.
Stay in the loop about our wide range of events and exhibitions.
Follow our social media channels for a glimpse behind the scenes at Te Papa.
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.