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 Holidays

Our September/October School Holiday Programme is now available!

Click here to download a copy

Curiosity Club – After School Programmes

Science Explorers

  • 6 August – 17 September (Thursdays)
  • 3.45 to 4.45pm
  • 5-9 years
  • $55 per term or $12 per session

Experiment with the properties of different materials, including liquid crystal and hydrophobic sand. Program robots, peer through a spectroscope, and have fun with magnetism!

Creative Kids

  • 13 October – 8 December (Tuesdays)
  • 14 October – 9 December (Wednesdays)
  • 3.45 – 4.45pm
  • 5-12 years
  • $108 per term or $15 per session

Dive into the world of art and discover its secrets. Learn art theory, experiment with a variety of styles and media, and open your mind to the art in the world around you.
Classes available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; click each day for its full schedule. Something new every week!

Book your child’s place in these programmes at our front desk or by calling 0800-4-A-MUSEUM

Discovery Time!

We’ve been working on bringing you exciting and fun educational content to download, print and enjoy with the whole whānau.

Click here to check out our Curiosity Club page for activities you can download and try at home! 

NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in the Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for “an area without restriction, safe and open for everyone.” Every Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30 – 2.30pm, all are welcome!

Museum in a Box

Museum in a Box is an outreach programme targeting retirement homes and schools. Each session sees a themed group of objects from the museum’s collection heading out to bring history to the community – for nostalgia, sharing and education. For more information on Museum in a Box, or if you’re interested in holding a session at your organisation, contact the Learning team at learning@temanawa.co.nz

Active Tots

A weekly programme for the under-5s, focused on self-directed play and exploration.
Every Monday from 10.15 – 11.45am in the Te Manawa foyer


Te Rangahau Curiosity Centre

Learning is our passion, and we love to share! Welcome to Learning at Te Manawa.
We hope you will find a variety of learning opportunities for your students, whānau and you.

We’re a field trip in your own backyard. Te Manawa can support and enrich your classroom programmes, providing opportunities to apply learning to real life experiences.

If you don’t see something that quite meets your needs, get in touch and let us know. We are always happy to discuss options and develop new initiatives suits you.

Information for Schools

Click here to view the latest school programme offerings: 2020 Brochure 

Group Visits

Te Manawa provides interesting, engaging and relevant experiences, with programmes tailored to meet differing needs. Make the most of your group visit to Te Manawa by booking an education programme, led by one of our experienced educators.

To find out what programmes are available, and which ones will suit your school the most, contact the Learning team at bookings@temanawa.co.nz

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.