Alien Junk Monsters performing at Te Papa

Bug Out Picnic

Bug Out Picnic

Join our picnic, meet the Bugman, groove to the Alien Junk Monsters, and make friends with a multitude of mini-beasts. It’s a bug day out!

  • When Sat 14 Jan 2017, 11:00am–2:00pm
  • Where
    NatureSpace Discovery Centre, Level 2, and lawn outside it (picnic access from waterfront)
  • Cost Free event

Bring a picnic to our sheltered lawn, and enjoy insect-themed activities in NatureSpace and the outdoor area next to it. You could also win a family pass to the Bug Lab exhibition.

  • Meet Bugman Ruud Kleinpaste and his fascinating live creepy-crawlies.
  • Hear the Alien Junk Monsters jam with funky recycled percussive instruments.
  • Talk to the Wellington Zoo team and see some of their insect friends.
  • Take part in our Big Bug Hunt inside Te Papa.
  • Enter our competition to win a family pass (2 adults, 2 kids) to Bug Lab.

If you bring food and drink, please come via the path opposite Chaffers Dock on the waterfront. Hosts at Te Papa’s entrance can give you directions.

Bugman Ruud Kleinpaste enjoying a picnic


Bugman Ruud Kleinpaste enjoying a picnic, 2016. Photograph by Jane Harris. Te Papa