We’ve got  range of cool and curious activities this April School Holidays! Book now on 0800-4-A-MUSEUM to join in. Most of our sessions are free – just drop in! Some spaces in booked programmes are limited so please get in early to avoid disappointment.

Programme subject to change. Bookings in paid programmes are confirmed only once payment has been received.

Children's illustration of a toy sailboat
Child's illustration of a toy boat

FREE | DROP INWater Room

Play meets science in the Water Room. Find out if it's the snake, the boat or the donut that rides the river the fastest!

10.15 - 11AM

SAT 17, SUN 18, MON 19, TUE 20, FRI 23, SAT 24 APRIL & SAT 1 MAY
A child plays with brightly coloured toys

FREE | DROP INActive Tots

A safe space to play just for our under-5 visitors. It's the perfect way to start your visit to Te Manawa.

ALL DAY

MON 26 APR
child's illustration of a tugboat

FREE | DROP INHumdinger

Oh the things you can make! Using our Humdingers you can explore simple concepts and curious contraptions.

10am - 3pm

WED 21 AND THU 22 APR
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FREE | DROP INLots of Knots!

Up, down, over and under - can you master the knots?

ALL DAY

FRI 23 & SAT 24 APR
Illustration of paint brushes an a palette

KOHA | DROP INNoa

Join our Open Art Studio these holidays. We provide the materials, you create the masterpiece.

10.30am - 2.30pm

WED 28 & THURS 29 APRIL
Child's illustration of insects

BOOKED | $5 PER CHILD*Keeper Curiosity

Curious about how our Keepers care for our bug guests? Join our keepers for a close up look at the different ways we care for our critters. Book early to avoid disappointment. * Please note, children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

9am - 10am

THURS 22 OR TUES 27 APRIL
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KOHA | DROP INCuriosity Collection

Join our Learning Team to explore the Learning Curiosity Collection through Still Life Drawings. Get up close and personal with a few of our creepier friends and create your own artwork.

10am - Noon

TUES 27 APR
illuatration of 3 ANZAC poppies

FREE | DROP INAnzac Day

Join us this ANZAC Day and contribute a poppy to the Community Poppy Wreath. (Te Manawa opens at 1.00pm).

1pm - 5pm

SUN 25 APR
Event title: Drag Storytime; an open book contains a castle and rising blue and green energy

FREE | DROP INDrag Storytime

Join Ruby Dax, Moe Downunder and their friends for a fabulous storytime at the museum. They’ll read all the best children’s stories between 12 noon and 2pm – stay a while and listen! Presented in associated with MaLGRA

NOON - 2PM

FRI 23 APR
Event title: Bug Disco - two cartoon insects dance against a blue disco background

AGES 3-12 | GOLD COIN ENTRYBug Disco!

It’s time for another Bug Disco! Come and farewell "BUGS! Our Backyard Heroes" on 1 May at a disco with a difference. Dress up as a bug and come in for a bit of a boogie. We have spot prizes to give away for interesting or clever outfits. The exhibition will be open for you to look around in too. For ages 3-12. All children must be supervised by an adult.

6 - 8PM

SAT 1 MAY
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FREE | DROP INUpcycling Club

Waste not, want not! Come in and meet the team behind the Upcycling Club. See what you can create from a few bits and bobs the upcycled way.

1 - 3PM

SAT 17 APR
Illustration of a shadow puppet

FREE | DROP INShadow Puppets

Join REACT to make a moveable puppet creature using obo foam offcuts and bring it to life in a shadow puppet theatre! React will offer stick puppet ideas that can be used with or without a shadow puppetry screen, and of course welcome participants to come along with their own ideas and concepts - All ages welcome (under 12's require direct supervision. All guardians to remain during the session).

10AM-NOON OR 1 - 3PM

THU 29 APR
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FREE | DROP INPalmy Plastic Pollution Challenge

Discover how much rubbish ends up in our waterways with a simple litter sorting activity, and chat to the volunteers from PPPC to find out more about this important kaupapa.

10.30am - 12 noon; 1.30pm - 3.00pm

TUES 27, WED 28, THURS 29 APR

Te Manawa is open under Covid-19 Alert Level One.

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