Holiday Learning Programme: Flying Machines – Manu Whata

Design and build your own manu whata, a traditional Māori kite. Scan your kite into the virtual world where you can fly it!    

  • When Mon 9 Oct 2017, 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Where
    Hīnātore | Learning Lab, Level 4
  • Cost $58. Suitable for ages 6–13. BYO lunch. All materials provided.
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Discover Rongowhakaata’s ancient tradition of kite making. Design and make your own manu whata, or kite – be inspired by Rongowhakaata’s customary designs.

Use the latest VR technology to put your kite into the virtual world where you can interact with it. Then share your manu whata with friends and whānau so they can fly it too!

We’ve partnered with the Rongowhakaata iwi exhibition and the Immersive Space Programme to bring you this programme.

This programme is open to all skill levels.

Throwing paper kites off the balcony inside Te Papa


Throwing paper kites, 2017. Te Papa

Child throws paper aeroplane


Flying machines, 2017. Te Papa

Flying Machines sessions:

Thu 5 & Mon 9 Oct 2017 (join one session or both)