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
This family space showcases the diversity of expression and creativity among the people of Pacific Island nations.