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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Open daily 10am – 6pm (except Christmas Day)
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Kick back with this upbeat covers band who blend rock, pop, jazz, and more to get your Thursday evening off to a great start.
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 5:00–6:30pm
Event Ngā kaupapa motuhake
Brush up on your sport, geography, Kiwiana, music, literature, and famous faces, and get ready for the last of the summer quizzes.
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 6:30–8:00pm
Unwind with the soulful jazz of Jhan Lindsay and her band, playing a mix of standards and ballads.
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 5:00–7:00pm
Come on a musical adventure in Aotearoa as Mata climbs a mysterious mountain to find an ancient flute. For tamariki aged 7–14.
Sat 25 Mar 2017, 2:00–2:45pm
Mehana’s blend of Balkan and Gypsy music is irresistible – let their rich melodies and curious rhythms touch your soul.
Sat 25 Mar 2017, 4:30–6:30pm
An eclectic collection of American songbook standards and originals, mixed with gypsy swing and a touch of jazz.
Sun 26 Mar 2017, 1:00–3:00pm
Join Claire Regnault, Senior Curator of History, for an exploration of the embroidery and stitch work in our collection.
Wed 29 Mar 2017, 10:30–11:30am
Fri 31 Mar 2017, 5:00–7:00pm
Sat 1 Apr 2017, 1:30–3:30pm
Kick back with this upbeat covers band who blend rock, pop, jazz, and more to get your Sunday afternoon off to a great start.
Sun 2 Apr 2017, 1:30–3:30pm
Musicians, dancers, singers, and other amazing entertainers hit the stage, and they want you to join in! Everyone’s a star at Te Papa’s family-friendly activities – even teddies.
Mon 17 Apr 2017, 10:30am–Fri 28 Apr 2017, 1:30pm
Flex your maker muscles for a day of creating, tinkering, and playing with high and low tech. For ages 6–12.
Tue 18 Apr 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Calling all musical inventers! Kids, come and explore sound, create instruments from recycled materials, and digitally record a music track. For ages 9–14.
Wed 19 Apr 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Zappo the Magician invites you to an exciting performance filled with songs, stories, puppetry, and astonishing tricks.
Wed 19 Apr 2017, 10:30–11:30am
Design your own analogue or digital game. Hack a game board, improve on an old favourite, or start coding from scratch. For ages 6–12.
Thu 20 Apr 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Create your own fantastic flying fleet! Craft a kite, fold a world-record-breaking paper plane, design a rocket, and build and crash a Lego drone. For ages 6–12.
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Travel back in time to World War I battlefields in this gripping play for families, and meet two very different Kiwi soldiers.
Sun 23 Apr 2017, 10:30–11:15am
Sun 23 Apr 2017, 1:30–2:15pm
Sun 23 Apr 2017, 4:00–4:45pm
Come along for a super day of creating! Build a robot that scribbles, make an art work using sand and a light box, and try sculpting in virtual reality. For ages 6–12.
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 10:30–11:15am
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 1:30–2:15pm
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 4:00–4:45pm
Hear Gorch Pieken, Academic Director at the Military History Museum in Dresden, share his experience addressing difficult histories, and join in a practical workshop aimed at developing your own techniques.
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 5:00–7:00pm
Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:30–11:15am
Tue 25 Apr 2017, 1:30–2:15pm
Tue 25 Apr 2017, 4:00–4:45pm
Become a 21st-century film-maker – use new and emerging VR film-making tools to explore storytelling. For ages 6–12.
Wed 26 Apr 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Design and build a 3-D world! Make a Minecraft Te Papa with your friends, go virtual hang-gliding, try 3-D printing, and more. For ages 6–12.
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
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.
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Get grooving at this high-energy music show, packed with singing, dancing, and irresistible tunes.
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 10:30–11:30am
Join Madelyn Shaw, Curator of Textiles at the National Museum of American history, for an exploration into the romance of exoticism and it's influence on fashion.
Sat 29 Apr 2017, 11:00am–12:00pm