Tūhura-tia! | Discoveries every day

Blending art, science and heritage together means Te Manawa is a museum where almost anything can happen. An ever-changing schedule of touring experiences joins a permanent offering of exhibits that tell the story of our people, our environment and our world.

A diverse calendar of events and learning programmes offers opportunities to expand your horizon every day. With something for all ages, stop by and be entertained, challenged and inspired. It’s never too late to see what you’ve been missing.

Schoolboys participate in learning programmes
Discover more about the unique learning experiences Te Manawa offers your family, or your school.
Check out our programme of events and activities.

Children and Families

Te Manawa is a vibrant and active place that offers a range of experience for all ages. Each year Te Manawa hosts more than 200 school and early-childhood groups, XXX birthday parties, more than 100 workshops, classes and school holiday activities and has a popular children’s area with a focus on curiosity-led, interactive play.

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Mother and daughter reading a book together
Play area for children under-8. Tamariki features a kid-sized kitchen, building wall, treehouse, reading nook with New Zealand stories in both English and Te Reo Māori, a Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Beca electric car.
cartoon dinosaurs celebrate child's birthday party
Have an awesome birthday party at Te Manawa with a Museum experience tailored just for your party-goers!