Exhibitions Opening soon

Kiwi

Taiao | Nature

Ko au te taiao, te taiao ko au

I am nature, nature is me

Opening in 2019
  • When Coming 2019
  • Where Level 2
  • Cost Free exhibitions
  • Ages All ages

How massive was a moa?

Can you help a freshwater fish find its way?

How can we counter climate change?

You’ll be the explorer in the new Taiao | Nature zone. Old favourites like the colossal squid and the quake house will be back, along with new exhibits showcasing New Zealanders' unique connection to nature – and our future as kaitiakikaitiaki guardians .


Mountains to Sea, Awesome Forces, and NatureSpace are closed while construction happens on Taiao | Nature.

These spaces had been with us since the beginning – 20 years. It's time to create bold new exhibitions to reflect our changing world.

The new zone opens in 2019. In the meantime, our living nature exhibit Bush City remains open – access via Te Papa Cafe, Level 1.

Exhibition highlights Taonga whakaatu

Get our newsletter

Stay in the loop about our wide range of events and exhibitions.

Follow us

Follow our social media channels for a glimpse behind the scenes at Te Papa.

Join Friends of Te Papa

Friends enjoy benefits and discounts including invitations to previews and private viewings.

Donate

Find out how you can support Te Papa through a donation or bequest by becoming a patron.