Ages: Up to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Times: 10am–6pm, every day of the year (except Christmas Day)
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 …
PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4
This family space showcases the diversity of expression and creativity among the people of Pacific Island nations.
Te Huka ā Tai, Level 4
Celebrate te ao Māorite ao Māori the Māori world at Te Huka ā Tai Discovery Centre. Prepare a hāngī
hāngīfood cooked in an earth oven, dress up in piupiu
piupiuwaist-to-knees garment made of flax and other costumes, and play with games and puzzles. Take time out with a pukapuka
pukapukabook in the comfy reading nook, or explore the taonga
taongatreasures on display.