Ngā Akoranga

Te Manawa provides learning opportunities from early childhood to adult. Our engaging and relevant programmes are tailored to meet differing needs. All education programmes must be booked in advance.

School Holiday Programmes

We have a range of fun activities for children each School Holidays. Sessions are of varied lengths with some free and others a charge applies. Themes of the sessions are centered around art, science, history and mainly linked to current exhibitions.

Click here to view April Holiday activities and programmes

Planning Your Visit

We aim to make your visit to Te Manawa as hassle free as possible and provide a high quality learning experience for you. Please take the time to plan your visit, inform us of your needs and contact us if you have any questions about your visit.

All groups must book regardless of whether your visit involves an education programme or is a self-led experience of our galleries. It helps us accommodate your numbers and welcome you into our engaging spaces.

Click here for visitor information for public and groups.

Teacher Talk

Looking for more information to support your visit to Te Manawa? Find it right here! Our teacher resource kits are designed to help you plan your experience and make the most of the learning opportunities on offer among our exhibitions and interactives. We also have a number of loan kits available for hire, including: Fish, K’Nex, Solar Energy K’Nex, Mini Beasts, Human Skeleton, Brown Kiwi & NZ Birds and Human Evolution Skulls. (Charges vary).
Click the pdf links below to download further information.

Art Classes

Our art classes teach children to use a variety of media to enhance their artistic abilities.
For more information on art classes available at Te Manawa, click here.


Explore the worlds of science, art and history with educator-led activities as part of Weekend Discovery Time on Sat/Sun from 10.30am – 3pm.

For more information on weekend art classes click here.