Discovery Centres 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 (except Christmas Day)
Cost: Free

PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4

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

PlaNet Pasifika 2015. Photograph by Michael Hall. Te Papa


PlaNet Pasifika 2015. Photograph by Michael Hall. Te Papa

Te Huka ā Tai, Level 4

Celebrate te ao Māori

  te ao Māorithe Māori worldMāori | Noun
te ao Māori the Māori world
 at Te Huka ā Tai Discovery Centre. Prepare a hāngi

  hāngifood cooked in an earth ovenMāori | noun
, dress up in piupiu

  piupiuwaist-to-knees garment made of flaxMāori | Noun

  piupiuwaist-to-knees garment made of flaxMāori | noun
and other costumes, and play with games and puzzles. Take time out with a pukapuka

  pukapukabookMāori | Noun

  pukapukabookMāori | noun
 in the comfy reading nook, or explore the taonga

  taongatreasuresMāori | Noun

  taongatreasuresMāori | noun

  taongatreasuresMāori | noun
on display.