Posts categorized as Kids

Art Detective – an investigation into art

Art under investigation. Photographer: Kim Gustavsson © Te Papa

The Art Detective is a new family trail project, which has been running as a trial since Te Papa’s re-developed art galleries Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa (Level 5) opened during Easter this year. The Art Detective is aimed at 7-11 year olds and their various detective partners (parents, siblings, carers). It takes you… Read more »

Discover Love Festival Poetry Competition winner!

Valentine’s Day is over, but let’s keep the love in our hearts with some love poetry from Te Papa’s visitors. Children visiting Inspiration Station were asked to write a poem about love. It could be about a person (like your mum or dad), a thing (like a hobby or pet), or a place (like Te… Read more »

Kids’ Poetry Competition – Discover Love Festival

Do you like writing? Are you aged between 5 and 12 or do you know someone who is? Could you write a sonnet like Shakespeare or a limerick of love? Te Papa’s Discovery Centres are holding their first ever poetry competition! There are two age categories: 5 to 8 and 9 to 12. Prize: The best… Read more »

What do you dream?

  • Little Lotus exhibition Photographer: Kimberley Gustavsson © Te Papa.
  • Little Lotus exhibition Photographer: Kimberley Gustavsson © Te Papa.
  • What do you dream? Photographer: Kimberley Gustavsson © Te Papa.
  • What do you dream? Photographer: Kimberley Gustavsson © Te Papa.

Inspiration Station is home to some new, poignant photographs. Taken as part of Little Lotus Project, we’re really pleased to have them exhibited in Te Papa.  Run by volunteers from New Zealand, Little Lotus Project is a collaborative art project, linking international artists with refugee children on the Thai/Burma border and aiming to bring colour… Read more »

All action after school club

After School Club posing for the pinhole camera Photo: Kimberley Gustavsson. © Te Papa.

A team from the Discovery Centres recently spent nine Wednesday afternoons together with nine awesome tamariki (children) in a trial run of Te Papa’s first after school club. Through the after school club we wanted to learn, together with the tamariki, about the stories Te Papa tells. We also wanted to find out how everyone… Read more »

Our tamariki turned into dragons!

  • Visitor wearing a dragon mask
  • Visitor wearing his dragon mask
  • Discovery Centre hosts and visitors wearing dragon masks
  • Michael Discovery Centre Host wearing dragon mask

On Saturday and Sunday, visitors to the museum were given a shock. Our NatureSpace hosts had turned into dragons! Luckily, they didn’t look too scary. Every weekend between 11am-12noon the Discovery Centres have free craft activities for children and families. Last weekend children made their own dragon masks: scary, silly and surprising. There were some… Read more »

Name our monarch butterflies!

NatureSpace has an exciting new display – monarch butterfly caterpillars! Watch them grow from a caterpillar to a butterfly. We need your help. The caterpillars don’t have a name! What should we call them? Put your suggestions in the comments, tweet them to @tepapa or email ruth.hendry@tepapa.govt.nz. We’ll pick the best two names and let… Read more »

Te Papa is coming to Gisborne!

The Gisborne Outreach Team

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is coming to Gisborne! The Education and Discovery Centre teams will be based at Tairawhiti Museum for a week of exciting art workshops and learning programmes. Schools in the Gisborne area are taking part in free hands-on workshops, exploring kākahu (cloaks), taonga (treasures) and their connection to the… Read more »