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Spidery Stories Whānau Day

Celebrate our 8-legged friends with a reading of the kiwi classic Te Kuia me te Pūngāwerewere, a move like a spider workshop, spider-themed crafts, and resident Te Papa spider expert on hand to answer your questions.

  • When | Āhea Mon 4 Oct 2021, 10.00am–3.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Rongomaraeroa, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Inspired by Chiharu Shiota’s The Web of Time, come along to our whānau

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day to celebrate our eight-legged friends.

To get you into the mood for our move-like-a-spider workshop, first come to the reading of the kiwi classic Te Kuia me te Pūngāwerewere | The Kuia and the Spider, in both English and te reo Māori.

The day will also feature spider-themed craft stations, and our resident spider expert, Phil Sirvid, on hand to answer your questions about arachnids.

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.

A child in a ballet leotard and ballet shoes is bent over double in a dance position


RNZB Dance Workshop, 2020. Photo by Jo Moore. Te Papa (159026)