Te Papa Tamariki
It’s play time! Families get hands-on with educational exhibits, games, and books.
Ages: Up to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Times: 10am–6pm, every day of the year
Discover one of Wellington’s best educational activities for children and families – Te Papa’s Discovery Centres.
Explore, touch, play, ask questions, research, and learn. Pick a room to suit your whānau’s interests, then get hands-on with educational exhibits, games, and books.
Ask a friendly Host for help with ideas and information, or delve deeper into each subject with our themed reference books and magazines. Discovery Centres are so much more than play areas …
NatureSpace, Level 2
Step inside a dinosaur footprint, crawl into a whale heart, inspect an insect under a microscope, find a fossil, and much more. At NatureSpace Discovery Centre, our natural environment takes centre stage!
PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4
Bang a drum or strum a ukulele, make a lei, or just chill out with a good book. PlaNet Pasifika showcases the diversity of expression and creativity among the people of Pacific Island nations.
Learn about different celebrations, body adornment and the cultural importance of tattoo, as well as tīvaevae and tapa.