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Wonderland Te Ao Mīharo

Fall down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, an immersive exhibition celebrating Lewis Carroll's timeless tale and Alice’s adventures on film.

Since first gracing the silver screen in 1903, Alice appeared in more than 40 arthouse and blockbuster cinematic odysseys. Wonderland explores how this precocious hero has inspired this revolutionary filmmaking, from groundbreaking special effects and animation, to evocative storytelling and technological development.

Take a trip through the looking glass into an immersive, enchanted world that draws together a remarkable selection of original behind-the-scenes material.

The more curious you are, the more you’ll discover.

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 experiences

    • Some small spaces, with closed doors

    • Variable lighting levels

    • Black and white swirling digital image on screen at the start

    • Hands-on activities

    • Accessible toilets and baby changing room

    • No food and drink

    • No 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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