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 18 Sep 2019, 10.00am–12.00pm
    Wed 25 Sep 2019, 10.00am–12.00pm
    Wed 16 Oct 2019, 11.00am–11.30am
  • Where | Ki hea
    Te Papa Hui | Backyard, Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu Free events
Children making bird feeders using milk bottles


Making manu feeders durng a Weka Wednesday event, 2019. Te Papa

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.

Storytelling: Stories of Te Taiao

Wed 11 Sep 11–11.30am

We’re celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with storyteller Rangimoana Taylor. Join Rangimoana for a captivating bilingual session of stories from Te Taiao | Nature.

Critter Craft

Wed 18 Sep 10am–12pm

There are all kinds of critters in Te Taiao | Nature! Come and play with different materials to make your own bug or critter.

Backyard Kaitiaki: Manu Feeders

Wed 25 Sep 10am–12pm

Become a backyard kaitiaki! Make a recycled manu

  manubirdMāori | Noun
 feeder to attract tui, pīwakawaka, and other native manu to your backyard.

School holidays

Wed 2 Oct and 9 Oct

 Weka Wednesdays does not run during the school holidays.

String Bean Puppets

Children watching a puppet show


Puppeteer Anna Bailey, 2019. Te Papa

Wed 16 Oct 11–11.30am

Join puppeteer Anna Bailey for a Te Taiao themed show. This week: The Penguin and the Snowman.

A little penguin is alone on the ice. He is lonely and looks for a friend. A magical story about friendship and the power of imagination.

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