A  selection from Te Papa’s events programme. Click the links to see the full details on the Te Papa website.

Free School Holiday Kids’ Activities

Mon 14 – Sun 29 Apr 2018, Te Marae, Level 4, Free events

Jump into the fun at Te Papa this school holidays with our free activities for little ones. These family-friendly events are for children accompanied by adults.

Holiday Learning Programme

Mon 16 – Fri 27 April 2018 (excl. ANZAC), Hīnātore, Level 4, Cost: $58 (Booking required)

Choose your learning adventure at Te Papa’s Holiday Programme. Join fun educator-led workshops in Hīnātore, our new learning lab. Use cutting-edge technology to explore our exhibitions and collections. Get hands-on with everything from stop-motion animation to toy making! Suitable for ages 6–12. BYO lunch

Pop-Up Puppet Workshop

Sat 21 Apr 2018, 10.30am–3.15pm, Hīnātore, Level 4, Cost: $60 (Booking required)

A hands-on guided workshop where you can make your very own puppet, and then learn to perform it. Ideal for ages 6-12

The Art of Television Puppetry with the Sesame Street Muppet Performers

Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3.30pm–5.00pm, Oceania, Level 3, Cost: $30 (Booking required)

Learn the secrets of bringing puppet characters to life in a presentation that talks the puppet talk and walks the puppet walk.

Magic with Zappo

Thu 26 Apr 2018, 10.30am–11.15am, Te Marae, Free to attend

Zappo has some new tricks up his sleeve! Come see his fun-filled magic show featuring brand new magic tricks as well as all your old favourites.

International Dance Day

Sun 29 Apr 2018, 10.45am–4.00pm, Throughout Te Papa, Free event

Join the all-ages party as global dance takes over Te Papa – everything from Samba to Zumba. Come to a workshop, or enjoy an exuberant performance.

Celebrating Jim

Sun 29 Apr 2018, 3.30pm–4.45pm, Oceania, Level 3 , Cost: $30 (Booking required)

Colleagues, collaborators, and friends come together to participate in a wide-ranging and intimate conversation about Jim’s unique contribution to the world.