Kids TM

Open daily, Kids TM is a vibrant, interactive, playful space at Te Manawa for children up to the age of eight and their caregivers. One of our long-term exhibitions, it gives children the chance to learn through play as they explore familiar indoor and outdoor household spaces; they can be cooks in the kitchen and even a builder on a construction site. There are native birds to discover in the tree house, a secret passage to traverse, and endless amounts of fun to have with activities, costumes and books to read.

Children can also get up close with our newest resident, 'Ahi' the bearded dragon. He's a highly social and inquisitive wee creature, who occasionally comes out to play, accompanied by one of our friendly keepers who takes care of him each day.