Terracotta Warriors Family Day

Decorate a dragon, colour in a warrior, and play a choose-your-own-adventure game. Discover the secret lives of objects, and tell your own stories.

  • When Wed 23 Jan 2019, 11.00am–4.00pm
  • Where
    Level 4
  • Cost Free event

Kids, drop in with friends and whānau for a fun day packed with free activities, inspired by the Terracotta Warriors exhibition – make, play, and share!

  • Help decorate a larger-than-life dragon. Then roar through the museum in a dragon parade!
  • Imagine what the terracotta warriors looked like when they were freshly painted, 2,000 years ago. Colour in your own warrior and help assemble an army.
  • Put yourself in the shoes of a Chinese migrant making the difficult journey to New Zealand 150 years ago with Golden Threads, a choose-your-own-adventure game.
  • Would your guardian animal be real or mythical? Learn about the animals that can be found in the exhibition, and come up with your own characters.
  • Unearth the stories of ordinary and extraordinary objects. What do they tell us about how people lived long ago? Share your discoveries by sending a postcard to someone you care about.

This is a free event, located outside of the Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality exhibition space. All welcome! Please note that there is a fee for entrance to the exhibition.

More information about the exhibition, including ticket information



Pacific Aotearoa: Toi Art Family Day, 2018. Photo by Jo Moore. Te Papa