Crustacean Activities

Make an origami crab or an awesome koura! Make one to take home and another to put on the undersea world interactive

Crustacean activities running daily during the exhibition display – 5th April – 20th June. All materials supplied and activities are FREE to all visitors.

Crustaceans Activity Book

Mawhiti Tino Rawe – Clever Crustaceans – pick a FREE activity book up from our lovely hosts, complete all the activities.

Crustacean activities running daily during the exhibition display – 5th April – 20th June. All materials supplied and activities are FREE to all visitors.

Clever Crustacean Back Porch Interactive

Here’s a great way to add your creative touch to the Clever Crustacean underwater mural! Colour-in a koura crayfish, cut it out, add your name, then add it to the underwater mural. Let’s see how fast we can fill it up with all different coloured squids!

Crustacean activities running daily during the exhibition display – 5th April – 20th June. All materials supplied and activities are FREE to all visitors.

Kōura Public Programmes

The Amazing Freshwater Kōura! Kōura loves to swim in the streams and lakes of the Waipā! The Amazing Freshwater Kōura! ...

Tuna Activities

We Love Tuna! Tuna is a slippery character that loves to swim in the streams and rivers of the Waipā.  ...

Taniwha Public Programmes

Māori Myths & Legends with Taniwha! Taniwha loves to play with friends in the rivers around the Waipā! Taniwha is ...

September Public Programme

Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori Month with Huhu! Huhu loves borrowing in tree stumps in the ngāhere! Found in both native ...

August Public Programme

August Family History Month with Ruru! Ruru is a small dark forest-dwelling owl. Found in both native and plantation forests, its distinctive ...

June Activities for the Kids!

Capturing Moments – History-based Activities Time Capsule 101 What is a time capsule? It’s a record of a moment in time ...

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN!

APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS! EASTER ACTIVITIES - 8th-15th APRIL Tui & Tama's Great Easter Egg Hunt! Easter ...

Tui & Tama Great Bat Trail 2022

Welcome one and all to the spookiest time of the year! It's the Tui & Tama Great Bat Trail 2022! ...

Tama’s Dinosaur Hunt

FREE fun here at the Museum with Tama's Dinosaur Hunt! You get an activity book to do either in the ...

Pekapeka FREE Activities

Join in the fun of our Pekapeka Bats FREE Activities. Make an amazing flapping or hanging bat! Put them on ...

To the Dogs Hunt

Join in the fun of our To the Dogs Hunt, find the working dog images placed around the Museum. Find ...

Word Hunt

Te Reo Māori Word Hunt and Activities! Come and do our Te Reo World Hunt around the Museum and enjoy ...

Māori Design Master Class I, II, III

Karangawai Marsh MMVA held three master classes in January 2022 to support her exhibition in the Gavin Gifford Gallery – ...

What’s in Your Backyard October School Holiday Programs

DezignaBug! Get ready this school holidays for some creative DezignaBug activities! We've created some awesome activities that test your creative ...

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2021

Virtual activities - kia kaha i te reo Māori with Toi Oriwa! For the month of September, the Museum has ...

Matariki Workshops 2021

Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as she presents fun-filled creative activities for all ages about Matariki, this July School Holidays! ...

April School Holiday Programme 2021

ANZAC CRAFTS A time of commemorations for New Zealanders and Australians who fought in the world wars. For the first ...

Waitangi Day Activities 2021

A national day of affirming our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. What are the ways in which you are ...

Christmas 2020 Creative Workshops!

Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as she presents fun-filled creative activities for all ages. We know it's the end of ...

September School Holiday Activities 2020

Are you ready for the September - October School Holidays? Well we sure are! Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as ...

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo! Celebrate Māori Language Week with the Museum by attending the Tī Rākau Stick Game ...

Celebrate Matariki with Creative Activities 2020

Matariki Workshops with Oriwa We're welcoming families to our public programmes during the July school holidays. Take a look at ...

ANZAC COMMEMORATIONS 2020

This year Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia were in lockdown due to Covid-19 Usually the Museum would have activities for ...