Holiday Learning Programme: Music-Making

Calling all musical inventors! Kids, come and explore sound & create instruments from recycled materials.

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

  • When Wed 19 Jul 2017, 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Where
    Hīnātore | Learning Lab, Level 4
  • Cost $58. Suitable for ages 6–12. BYO lunch. Some materials provided. Bring any junk that makes a sound.
Book now


An educator leads children in making electronic musical instruments


Making analogue and electronic music using tin foil, crafts, and Makey Makeys, 2017. Te Papa

  • Investigate the science of sound: sound waves, pitch and vibrations.
  • Explore modern and traditional instruments, including Māori and Pacific instruments from Te Papa’s collections.
  • Invent, design, and build your own analogue musical instruments from upcycled and found objects and other materials.

These sessions are 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.

Book now – places are limited to 25 children per day.

Music-Making sessions:

Fri 14 & Wed 19 Jul 2017 (join one session or both)