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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Hear the latest in innovative poetry – Bill Nelson, Claire Orchard, Hera Lindsay Bird, and Lynley Edmeades read from their diverse first books.
Mon 25 Jul 2016, 12:15–1:15pm
Event Ngā kaupapa motuhake
Te Papa has joined forces with Weta Workshop to create an exhibition like no other.
April 2015 – April 2019
Exhibition Ngā whakaaturanga
Discover the national art collection at Te Papa.
Uncover the fascinating stories behind scientific names – and help us name a new species.
Meet the colossal squid – eyes the size of soccer balls and awesome, rotating tentacle hooks.
See the record-breaking Britten V-1000 motorbike, designed and built by Kiwi genius John Britten.
An authentic and inclusive marae (communal meeting place) for the 21st century.
Feel the earth move under your feet, and see how seismic shifts created New Zealand’s landscapes.
Step outside into a living, growing exhibition. Explore native bush and a volcanic landscape.
Explore New Zealand’s dramatic transition from untouched paradise to cultivated land.
Celebrate what makes us Kiwis tick. Junk shop objects come to life as historic moments play onscreen.
Journey through New Zealand's diverse environments, from windy alpine peaks to gloomy sea beds.
Mana Whenua takes you on a stirring journey that explores and celebrates Māori as tangata whenua (the indigenous people) of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Explore their stellar successes, dramatic setbacks, and extraordinary resurgence.
Aotearoa New Zealand changed dramatically in the 20th century. Discover what united and divided us, and shaped our lives today. Decide whether New Zealand really is a ‘slice of heaven’.
Young refugees invite you to hear their extraordinary stories.
Independent objects on show around Te Papa.
Discover how the Treaty has shaped relationships between the peoples Aotearoa New Zealand.
Go underground to see the amazing Kiwi innovation that ‘puts the brakes on’ in an earthquake.
Celebrate the story of Pacific people, past and present, in all areas of life.
Remarkable stories of people who migrated to New Zealand over the last 200 years.