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
Celebrate the culture and history of the Pacific. Tangata o le Moana tells the story of Pacific people, past and present.
Follow the highs and lows of Pacific history – from the dawn raids of the 1970s to Tana Umaga becoming the first Pacific captain of the All Blacks. Wander through diverse exhibits ranging from ancient vaka (canoes) to contemporary jewellery and modern music.
Discover the influence of Pacific people in Aotearoa
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Aotearoa is a Pacific place in location and history. But do New Zealanders consider themselves Pacific Islanders? Do you? Visit Tangata o le Moana and decide for yourself.
Celebrate Sāmoan Language by learning Sāmoan words through simple activities that kids love – word searches, colouring pages, and stories.
Celebrate the Fijian language by learning Fijian words, numbers, and phrases through simple activities that kids love – word searches, colouring pages, and stories.
Find out about Tokelau’s atolls, designs, and flag. As well as kupu (words) for food, emotions, animals, numbers, and body parts! Fun for all the kāiga (family).
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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.