Emergency Services Expo – 6th Edition

The Emergency Services Expo comes back to Te Papa, bigger then ever! 

  • When | Āhea Sat 15 Apr 2023, 10.00am–2.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Waterfront promenade, TP & Circa Forecourt, Wellington Foyer, Amphitheatre
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Te Papa welcomes the 6th edition of the Emergency Services Expo: a high-action, interactive, fun-packed festival, showcasing the capabilities of our national emergency first responders.

Bring your whānau along to assist with a demonstration of the aerial rescue unit or a car extrication. Among the many organizations taking part in the show, you will have the opportunity to interact with Police, Fire and Emergency, Land Search and Rescue, Wellington Free Ambulance, NZDF etc.

Lots of activities for all ages – indoor and outdoor, including virtual reality and a show by Deano Yipadee, the author of the kids' book series Nee-naw the Fire Engine.

The show will go ahead with the indoor activities, irrespective of weather conditions.

Adults and children enjoying the water coming from a fire engine hose.


Emergency Services Expo, 2018. Photo by Jo Moore. Te Papa (116451)

A man holding a guitar and two picture books. There's an insert of a cartoon fire engine.


Deano Yipadee, 2020. Photo by Chuck Rasmussen courtesy of Deano Yipadee

Supervision and photographs
Kids must be accompanied by an adult for all activities.
Filming and photography by Te Papa may take place at this event. The material might be shared online or through social media.
Please let the event manager or a Te Papa host know if you or a child you are responsible for does not wish to be photographed or filmed.

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