Posts tagged with Valentine’s Day

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 »

Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before

As part of our Valentine’s Day programme, we’re performing Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet…like you’ve never seen it before. In fair Te Papa where we lay our scene, throughout next 15-minute Shakespeare will be taking the stage. It’s a rip-roaring journey though one of the world’s most famous plays in just fifteen minutes. Will Te Papa’s… Read more »

Latrodectus Love Bites

Latrodectus valentini (Valentine's widow spider)

  In honour of Valentine’s Day this post will look at the wonderful world of courtship in the spider genus Latrodectus, more commonly known as the widow spiders. Readers of my previous post will recall this genus includes species such as the American black widow (Latrodectus mactans), the Australian redback (L. hasseltii) and the New… Read more »