Holiday Learning Programme: Flying Machines

Create your own fantastic flying fleet! Craft a kite, make an army of paper helicopters, jump in a virtual cockpit, and build and crash a Lego drone.

You’ll also spend time looking around Te Papa to get inspired by our collections.

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  • When Wed 12 Jul 2017, 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Where
    Hīnātore | Learning Lab, Level 4
  • Cost $58. Suitable for ages 6–12. BYO lunch. All materials provided.
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A drone made from Lego


Building Lego drones to fly, race, and crash, 2017. Te Papa

Creation Stations: Activities throughout the day


Create an army of paper helicopters and release them from Level 4 into the atrium space.


Design, build, and decorate your own kite – then take it out and fly it in Wellington’s skies. Fingers crossed you’ll get a good breeze!


Learn how to fold and fly paper planes – then turn them into drones.


Build, fly, race – and crash! – Lego drones.

Flight Simulator

Jump into the cockpit of a virtual plane and test your skills as a pilot.

This programme is open to all skill levels. If you came last term, you’ll find plenty more to discover this time round.

The flexible design of the programme allows you to come to one or both of these sessions.

Flying Machines sessions:

Wed 12 & Fri 21 Jul 2017 (join one session or both)