Changes to vehicle access 25 Jul – Nov 2022

Our vehicle entrance will be reduced to one lane from 25 July until the end of November 2022, due to the construction of a new set of traffic lights outside Te Papa.

Info about vehicle access to Te Papa 25 Jul – Nov 2022

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Entrance way to the Mānawatia a Matariki exhibition

Mānawatia a Matariki | Celebrate our New Year

Celebrate the first ever national holiday for Matariki! Visit Te Papa’s new walk-through experience and discover why Matariki is unique.

  • When | Āhea 11 Jun – 21 Aug 2022
  • Where | Ki hea Te Papa
  • Cost | Te utu Free entry
  • Ages | Te reanga All ages
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Variable lighting

    Find out more about accessibility at Te Papa

Journey through three interactive gateways to remember, celebrate, and hope.

  • Remember loved ones you’ve lost since the last rising of Matariki.
  • Discover new ways to celebrate with friends and whānau

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    .
  • Look to the future and make a pledge for whānau, community, or the environment.

Use touch screens to explore the mātauranga

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of the Matariki star cluster, and meet the stars themselves.

Mānawatia a Matariki!

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