Loan Kits

We have developed several object-based learning opportunities for use at school. Our popular loan kits can be hired on a weekly basis and support your in-class delivery through physical resources and suggested activities.

A green praying mantis on a cream-painted wall

This kit contains a number of hands-on activities to support your class in learning about the smallest creatures of our natural environment.

Human Evolution

Your learners can explore evolution concepts using replica skulls and other supporting material. Skulls include Paranthropus boisei, Australopithecus, Homo sapiens sapiens (Cro-Magnon), Homo sapiens sapiens (modern human), and Pan Troglodytes (chimpanzee).  Suitable for Years 5-8.

seagulls in a blue sky
New Zealand Manu/Birds

Discover more about our manu/native birds. This kit includes taxidermy birds, birdcall recordings, feathers, eggs, songs, stories and more. Suitable for all year levels.

a close-up of a pile of k'nex pieces of different bright colours

K’Nex sets are loved by all ages and year levels. This kit equips you to run challenges and activities designed to enhance problem solving, mathematical understanding and teamwork skills.

Fossilised shells.

Centred around a collection of real-life handling fossils, this kit is jam-packed with hands-on objects and activities. It aims to support understanding about how science has pieced together a picture of the history of our planet. We use fossils to look at the global picture and have locally sourced examples to inspire some home-grown geology enquiry.


Bookings are from Monday to Friday and may be dispatched, collected or returned at the weekend.  To book a loan kit contact us on

Phone: 06 355 5000 (Business Support Officer)

Email: bookings@temanawa.co.nz

Include the Loan Kit name, preferred loan dates and transport options (courier or collect).

Loan Kits are charged at a weekly rate:
Human Evolution (Skulls) – $60.00 plus GST per week plus courier costs (if applicable)
All other kits – $35.00 plus GST per week plus courier costs (if applicable)

Invoices will be generated upon return of the kit. Any outward courier costs will be included in this invoice. Schools are required to organise return courier. Please complete the evaluation form included in the kit.

Please return the kits promptly as other schools may be waiting for them. Late returns will be charged a minimum of one week’s rental.

We expect some general wear and tear through use of the kits; however, we will look to recoup costs from schools for any damage or loss that is beyond general wear and tear.