Holiday Programme: Virtual Reality Play

Create a world of pixels! Make a 360-degree video, fly in a virtual environment where you can fire rockets, and more. For ages 9–14.

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  • When Fri 28 Apr 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
  • Where
    Hīnātore | Learning Lab, Level 4
  • Cost $75 Suitable for ages 9–14. BYO lunch. All materials for the workshop provided.
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Using virtual reality technology to create art


Using virtual reality technology to create art, 2016. Photograph by Mike O'Neill. Te Papa

Discover virtual reality and the latest creative tools at this hands-on, play-based day of exploration at Te Papa’s new learning lab, Hīnātore.

Maker stations

3-D Te Papa

Be part of a team building an epic virtual version of Te Papa inside Minecraft!

Virtual Reality Art

Paint, sculpt, and explore art works and designs in virtual reality.

Virtual Reality Worlds

Design a multi-player, multi-scale world. Fly through your creation using a virtual hang-glider, or make design changes by firing a virtual rocket!

3-D Designing, Scanning and Printing

3-D scan a friend or museum object. Publish your scans online, or 3-D print your model. Discover an online network of 3-D model builders, and view your own 3-D models using Google Cardboard.

360-degree Panoramas (Google Cardboard Camera, Photo Sphere)

Use the Google Cardboard Camera app to create 360-degree images, and put on a cardboard mask to view them.

360-degree Camera

Film a 360-degree video, and share it with your friends using Google Cardboard.

3-D Portraits

Create a digital 3-D portrait of an alien! Then publish it online.

Game Stations

Pull up a bean bag, grab a controller, and solve a puzzle game on a big screen.