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New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum and a recognised world leader in interactive and visitor-focused museum experiences.
Discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand at Te Papa, our bold and innovative national museum. A recognised world-leader in interactive and visitor focused museum experiences, Te Papa lets you experience the nation's art, culture and science - all in one breathtaking waterfront location.
New Zealand's geology and natural environment, and the stories of New Zealand's indigenous people, the Māori, are celebrated in Te Papa's permanent exhibitions. An exciting range of exhibitions display New Zealand's diverse art and visual culture and top-rating international exhibitions tour regularly.
Check out Te Papa’s exhibitions
Te Papa is a great place for learning. Make the most of your visit by booking a guided education programme, led by a museum educator. Te Papa’s programmes:
Early Childhood programmes: $3 per student. Unless otherwise stated. Teachers and parent helpers are free.
Primary and Secondary education programmes: $6.50 per student. Unless otherwise stated. Teachers and parent helpers are free.
Self-guided visits are free of charge for all students. Unless otherwise stated for a paid entry exhibition.
All school visits to Te Papa should be booked using our online booking form.
To discuss your school visit contact the Te Papa Education Coordinator
Ph: (04) 381 7443
Te Papa caters for a variety of visitors with special access needs. Before you come to Te Papa, feel free to call the Information Centre, ph (04) 381 7000, and let us know your interests and needs. During your visit Te Papa Hosts are available for assistance and information.
Te Papa provides open and covered parking for cars and campervans. Parking near the main entrance is also available for visitors with disabilities. Cost is $3.50 per hour up to a daily maximum of $28. Access to the building is at ground level through the main entrance.