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A room with dinosaurs painted on the wall and real fossils displayed

Te Papa Hui

Play, potter, join an activity or event.

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  • When | Āhea Permanent lounge space
  • Where | Ki hea Te Taiao | Nature, Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu Free
  • Ages | Te reanga A great space for kids and families
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Quiet, family-friendly space with natural light
    • No soundscape
    • Moveable furniture – build your own nook!

Families, take a break on a comfy couch in this spacious lounge area. Share your special connections with nature on #OurNatureNZ, and see your photos pop up on the wall.

Kids, meet fantastic fossils – are you taller than a giant penguin from 60 million years ago? Play a nature game, or crank up the water cycle machine.

Backyard’s also the place for nature-themed events and school holiday programmes.


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