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Weka Wednesdays: Whānau Fun in Te Taiao

Bring your little weka along to one of our free weekly sessions in Te Taiao | Nature. This programme is designed for tamariki

aged 6 and under and their whānau


Each week is different, check back here to see what’s coming up.


  • When | Āhea Wed 8 Apr 2020, 11.00am–11.30am
  • Where | Ki hea
    Te Papa Hui | Backyard, Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu Free events

To protect against the risk of covid-19, events aren’t happening until further notice.

Te Papa covid-19 coronavirus information

Get your beaks into craft, storytelling, and puppet shows – all with a nature and conservation focus.

Weka Wednesdays are a great time to hang out, make friends, and learn something new.


Children making bird feeders using milk bottles


Making manu feeders, 2019. Te Papa

Wed 18 Mar, 11–11.30am

Stories of Te Taiao with storyteller Rangimoana Taylor

Wed 25 Mar, 10.30am–12pm

Puppet show (10.30–11am) and puppet workshop (11am–12pm)

Once in a Full Moon; One evening deep in the New Zealand bush a lonely kiwi looks up at the sky and mistakes the full moon for a giant egg.

A magical string puppet adventure that introduces the audience to an intimate encounter with a few of New Zealand's special native creatures. Afterwards, make a creepy crawlie huhu grub marionette!

Children watching a puppet show


Puppeteer Anna Bailey, 2019. Te Papa

Wed 1 Apr, 10.30–12pm

Puppet show (10.30–11am) and puppet workshop (11am–12pm)

Penguin and the Snowman: Penguin is all alone on the ice. He searches for a friend. But all is cold and empty. There is a flurry of snow and a friend arrives. A magical story of imagination and friendship. Afterwards, make a penguin puppet that waddles!

Wed 8 Apr, 11–11.30am

Stories of Te Taiao with storyteller Rangimoana Taylor.

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