Past Events › Exhibition Preview
See it first, see it free! Join us at our members preview of Surrealist Art: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen before it opens to the general public on Saturday 12 June 2021.
Dress up with your friends and come to the much-anticipated opening party for the new WOW – Up Close exhibition.
Join us for this free and exclusive preview of Wonderland before it opens to the general public. Fall down the rabbit hole into an immersive exhibition celebrating Lewis Carroll’s timeless tale and Alice’s adventures on film.
Join us for this free and exclusive preview of Tatau: Sāmoan Tattooing and Photography (Tatau: Tā Tatau a Sāmoa ma Ata Puʻe / Te Tatau: Te tāmoko Hāmoa mā te hopu whakaahua) before it opens to the general public.
Join us on our exclusive visit to Solander Gallery to meet award-winning artist Danielle Creenaune and learn more about her unique print making technique called Mokulito.
Preview these 2 new exhibitions for free before they open to the public on Saturday 15 June. Enjoy time to wander through the classic work of the influential Gordon Walters and take a new perspective of New Zealand in the 60s and 70s with a group who worked in new styles
Te Taiao | Nature exhibition is the biggest change since Te Papa opened in 1998, creating a bold and immersive journey through the natural world of Aotearoa New Zealand. Show your current membership card/s for admission.
Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality offers a rare opportunity to have an intimate and immersive encounter with some of the remarkable ancient terracotta warriors. Join the Friends for an exclusive preview to this cornucopia of Chinese history.
Part of our Science for Lunch series, join Te Papa’s exhibition team to go behind the scenes of the upcoming Taiao │ Nature zone due to open in early 2019, and get a rare preview of the new experience.
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