Birthday parties at Te Papa (May to November only) He rā whānau ki Te Papa

Preschooler parties at StoryPlace are fun for kids and hassle-free for you. Catering available.

Make your pre-schooler’s birthday party fun for them and hassle-free for you – StoryPlace is one of the best kids’ party venues in Wellington.

Kids can explore, play dress up, try art activities, and take part in stories and songs led by our friendly Te Papa Hosts – 45 minutes of jam-packed fun!

Afterwards, enjoy a celebratory birthday meal at Te Papa Cafe (catering package must be pre-booked to reserve area).

Book your Te Papa birthday party

Cost: $120, plus optional catering

Ages: Suitable for under-fives. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Days: Saturdays and Sundays (May to November, during school term times only)

Times: 10.30am–11:15am or 1.30pm–2.15pm
If catered, your one-hour Te Papa Cafe reservation will begin immediately following your session

Minimum booking notice: Seven days

Maximum guests: 25, including children and adults

Party venue: StoryPlace, Level 2 (catering at Te Papa Cafe)


Choose a party theme they’ll love:

  • Dinosaurs
  • Fairy Tales
  • Safari 
  • Pirates
  • Transport
  • Farmyard

Catering options

Te Papa Cafe can provide morning or afternoon tea after your StoryPlace party. For this option, we require a minimum spend of $125.

Food allergies

Please note that our kitchen produces food which at times can contain any of the following: sulphites, cereals containing gluten, shellfish, eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, soybeans, sesame seeds, and tree nuts.

While every attempt is made to ensure that cross-contamination does not take place, trace amounts can be sufficient to trigger allergic reactions in some instances.

As such we ask that you please inform us of any food allergies within your group.

For the kids:

For the adults:

Food and beverages for adults accompanying children are not included in the party menu. Our cafe offers breakfasts, brunches, lunches, and fresh snacks. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. Select from our cabinet food or from the menu on the day.