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

Talks: Science for Lunch

Wed 13 Jun – Wed 27 Jun 2018, 12.15pm–1.30pm, Opposite Espresso cafe by Phar Lap, Level 4, Free

Join scientists as they discuss climate change, geologic expeditions, undersea life forms, and more – every Wednesday at lunchtime from 9 May to 27 June.

Talks: Science for Lunch - Life in the Extreme

Wed 13 June 2018, 12.15pm–1.30pm, Opposite Espresso cafe by Phar Lap, Level 4, Free

A toxic environment with powerful deep-sea pressure, strong acids, and wildly swinging temperatures – the undersea Brothers Volcano doesn’t sound like a tempting place to call home. Yet life abounds there. How does this oasis flourish in the extreme? Join an expert on extremophiles to uncover what makes these creatures so resilient.

Matariki Festival 2018: An Indigenous Event of National Identity

Thu 14 – Sun 24 June 2018, Te Papa, Free

Matariki signals the Māori New Year. It’s a time of renewal and celebration in New Zealand that begins with the rising of the Matariki star cluster (the Pleiades or Seven Sisters). We’re celebrating Matariki at Te Papa Fri 15 – Sun 24 June 2018, come and join the festivities!