If Hairy Maclary came to Te Papa, what do you think he would see and do?

This was the very question visitors taking part in our Hairy Maclary: A Kiwi Treasure | He taonga a Hairy Maclary programme asked themselves…and boy, did they have heaps of great ideas for our story!

Hairy Maclary contribitions, Photograph: Te Papa, © Te Papa

Hairy Maclary contribitions, Photograph: Te Papa, © Te Papa

Here are some of the individual responses:

[Hairy Maclary would] bark, bark, bark!

[Hairy Maclary would] bark, bark, bark!

Hairy Maclary would join the dots at Te Papa

Hairy Maclary would join the dots at Te Papa

Hairy Maclary came to see the big tree at Te Papa

Hairy Maclary came to see the big tree at Te Papa

Hairy maclary visits the Discovery Centres

Hairy maclary visits the Discovery Centres

Hairy Maclary goes on the escalator at Te Papa

Hairy Maclary goes on the escalator at Te Papa

Hairy Maclary jumps over the fence

Hairy Maclary jumps over the fence

Hairy Maclary has a fluffy at the cafe

Hairy Maclary has a fluffy at the cafe

Hairy Maclary visiting the giant squid

Hairy Maclary visiting the giant squid

Hairy Maclary would see the horse skull

Hairy Maclary would see the horse skull

He would walk around looking at things

He would walk around looking at things

Hairy Maclary is visiting the whales

Hairy Maclary is visiting the whales

Hairy Maclary was eating the bones. He dragged the bones home

Hairy Maclary was eating the bones. He dragged the bones home

Hairy Maclary would chase Scarface Claw

Hairy Maclary would chase Scarface Claw

Hairy Maclary will not go see the pig!

Hairy Maclary will not go see the pig!

Bottomly Potts (covered in spots) would come too!

Bottomly Potts (covered in spots) would come too!

Hairy Maclary is playing with his friends

Hairy Maclary is playing with his friends

Hairy Maclary is sleeping

Hairy Maclary is sleeping

It was great to see that the ‘big kids’ had ideas too. My favourite is from Tim of Sydney, aged 31 years:

Hairy Maclary dreaming of the Interislander

Hairy Maclary dreaming of the Interislander

Thank you to everyone who came and took part in this programme!

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