Te Papa is New Zealand’s Innovative and interactive national museum located on Wellingtons spectacular waterfront.
Its the most visited museum in both New Zealand and Australia, And there is a reason for that: This is no ordinary museum, With A combination of the latest technology, interactive exhibits and classic story-telling, Te Papa educates, entertains and inspires its visitors of all ages.
Since opening in 1988, Te Papa, which is a free entry, has attracted more than 21 million visitors and has been a huge success with international visitors as well as kiwi’s. Its Wellingtons top rated attraction on trip advisor, the worlds biggest site making Te Papa is a must see on very visitors itinerary
Te Papa contains all of New Zealand under one roof, inside you can explore the great treasures and stories of this country and its unique natural environment, the vitality of maori culture, its dynamic art heritage, and fascinating history.
Experience and exqusite carved marae (Maori meeting place), walk through living nature bush, an be shaken in the ‘Earthquake House’ as it simulates a real aftershock. View the national
art collections and mix your DJ beats, then engage with the stories of New Zealand history.
Come face to face with a colossal squid specimen and learn abut its life through interactive and 3-D animation where families can get hands on in the four themed interactive children Discovery Centre’s, exploring outer space with an exciting ineractive muti-media experience with a focus on New Zealand identity and featuring new motion simulator rides.
At the end of your visit there is a fantastic shopping experience, Te Papa store offers an excellent range of high quality souvenirs, books and clothing, as well as treasures created by New Zealand’s finest artist’s, Jewellers and crafts people and for the kids, ‘Te Papa kids’ store is full of delightful giftes, books, dress ups, puzzles and toys that are educational fun and distinctively New Zealand
The Scale of our war combines the world of museums with the world-class creative artistry of Weta Workshop to immerse you in the eight-month Gallipoli campaign.
This ground breaking exhibition tells the story of the Gallipoli Camapaign in world war 1 through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extroadinary circumstamces. Each is captured frozen in a moment of time on a monumental scale – 2.4 times human size.
The giant sculptures took a staggering 24,000 hours to create, and countless hours were spent researching their rich histories. Cutting-edge technology was also used to create 3-D maps and projections, miniatures, models, dioramas, and a range of interactive experiences that bring New Zealand’s Gallipoli story to life.
In total, 2,779 Kiwis lost their lives on Gallipoli, and many others were scarred for ever. Gallipoli: The scale of our war takes you to the core of this defining event.
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Ko au te taiao, te taiao ko au | I am nature, nature is me
You’re the explorer in our new Te Taiao | Nature exhibition zone. Celebrate Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique natural environment – and get ready for our future as kaitiakikaitiakiguardians.
Matauranga MaoriM?tauranga Maori knowledge meets science in three interactive exhibitions about our weird and wonderful wildlife, our shaky land, and the innovative ways we’re protecting our natural taongataongatreasures.