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Two people sit at a table with a tea set on it. In the background are projected images of mushrooms and trees

Wonderland Te Ao Mīharo

Venture down the rabbit hole, lose yourself in the Hallway of Doors, take part in a digital Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and play at the Queen’s Croquet ground this summer in Wonderland.

The exhibition celebrates the rich screen history of English author Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories, which have been the subject of more than 40 films and over 30 television programs.

The exhibition is an interactive experience which also charts the evolution of special effects from pre-cinema and silent films, to animation, puppetry, live action, and CGI.

Developed by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

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  • When | Āhea Sat 7 Dec – Sun 8 Mar
  • Where | Ki hea Amokura Gallery, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Adults: $22.95
    Children 3 – 15 years: $11.95
    Children under 3: free
    Friends of Te Papa: $17.95

    Family A (1 adult + 2 child): $41.95
    Family B (2 adult + 2 child): $59.95

    Concession (Super goldcard + students + Community Services Card): $19.95
  • Ages | Te reanga All ages
  • Allow | Me whakarite 60+ minutes
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Immersive digital and sound experiences

    • Some small enclosed spaces with closed doors (which all open)

    • Some flashing lights and rapidly changing images

    • Variable lighting levels

    • Hands-on activities

    • Accessible toilets and baby changing room

    • No food, drink, or double buggies

    Find out more about accessibility at Te Papa

Add a Wonderland High Tea to your ticket

Before you descend into the rabbit hole, enjoy a Wonderland High Tea in our Espresso Café – an occasion any Mad Hatter would be proud of.

Price includes entry to the Wonderland exhibition, one hour after your high tea experience.

Adults: $45
Children 3–15 years: $21
Friends of Te Papa: $41

Book a Wonderland High Tea

Discounted tickets for classes

An exclusive school group price of $35 per five students, plus one teacher or adult helper. 

Apply now for discounted class tickets

Wonderland Store

The Wonderland retail store is open daily, 10am–6pm.

Hotel Partner offer

Book an Accor Hotels combined accomodation and Wonderland ticket deal


For educators Mā te pouako

Class discounts and an exclusive Wonderland teachers’ evening.
Wonderland for teachers
Children look at digital projections or red and white rose bushes

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