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

The October holidays are filled with activity. Choose from multi-session, booked programmes in robotics or art, or drop in and experience the energy of our free activities including the Water Room, the Imagination Playground and even a puppet show.

Click for the October holidays programme

Please note some details may be subject to change. Stay up-to-date via our Facebook page.

NOA – Open Studio

Nau mai, haere mai! Come join NOA for facilitated drawing sessions in the Te Manawa foyer on Tues and Thurs 10-12,12-30-2.30. Mixed ability, all welcome! Supported by IHC New Zealand.

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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.

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.

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.