StoryPlace Te Papa Pūrākau

Explore museum-related themes through play, games, storytelling, and song. Led by a friendly Te Papa Host.

Current programme: Hūrē, he Raumati (Hooray, it’s Summer)!

Join us as we celebrate summer in Aotearoa. Imagine slipping on some jandals, cooking up a storm, and listening to a great book with the StoryPlace team.

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Where: Our Host will meet you outside StoryPlace, Level 2. Please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment – unfortunately we can't accept late arrivals.

Please be mindful of attending sessions while you or your children may be sick, as we want to ensure the safety of everyone during sessions. 


  • Preschooler: $3
  • Adult: $3
  • Baby under 12 months: Free, but requires a ticket
  • Group booking (maximum of 25 people): $65

Time: Monday–Friday, year-round (excluding public holidays), 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am

Duration: 45 minutes

Capacity: 18 people per session

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Prams and pushchairs

Prams and pushchairs are not permitted inside StoryPlace due to space restrictions.

You can park your pram or pushchair in our free stroller park, just outside StoryPlace, for the duration of the session.

Scooters, bikes, and tricycles

Scooters, bikes, and tricycles are not permitted inside the museum. You can park your scooter, bike, or tricycle at our racks near our main entrance. We loan out padlocks for scooters free of charge. Speak to a Host in the Entrance Foyer when you arrive.

StoryPlace tickets – Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions for StoryPlace tickets:

  • Your ticket(s) will be emailed to you after purchase. When you arrive for your session, please bring a printed copy of the email or present it on your smart device.
  • StoryPlace sessions will start at the scheduled time. If you are late, you will not be refunded.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Refunds will be provided for a group booking if cancellation is made within 2 working days of the scheduled start time.
  • Children must be accompanied and adequately supervised by a ticketed adult at all times.
  • In the event that multiple copies of the ticket are presented, Te Papa may refuse entry to all ticket holders.


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