The Museum Public Programme page includes events, activities, and specific programmes for kids, parents and all the whānau!

Check this page or the events page to find out what’s coming up. You can also check out our Facebook page here!


Kia kaha i te reo Māori with Toi Oriwa!

For the month of September, the Museum has created virtual activities to help you learn a bit of te reo while making traditional cultural items using contemporary materials.

Choose from a Poi or Tī Rākau priced at $5 per pack. Pay for it at the Museum reception. Inside you’ll find all the materials and instructions on a QR code card. Just use your phone or computer camera to read the QR code to take you to Oriwa’s Youtube Chanel, and listen to the instructions. On there you’ll also find a link to how to use your Poi or Tī Rākau.

Like and subscribe to Oriwa’s channel and see what else she’s been up to.

Limited packs so get in quick!

What’s in Your Backyard October School Holiday Programme!


Get ready this school holidays for some creative DezignaBug activities! We’ve created some awesome activities that test your creative styles. To celebrate our new Curioseum Bug activities we’re getting buggy with it!

Register: Not necessary

Dates: 4th – 15th October 2021

Time: 10.30am-3.30pm

Cost: FREE

Type: Drop in style

Ages: All ages with adult supervision

If we’re in Covid Level 2 don’t worry, we have something planned just in case!

Make a DezignaBug Badge!

Printed DezignaBugs will be available for you to colour in. A Museum host will make your chosen one and make it into a badge (limited to 1 badge per child).

Create a DezignaBug!

From or bug-part templates, use the lights to draw and colour in your DezignaBug!

Make a 3D DezignaBug!

From the materials available build your DezignaBug 3D Sculpture. Then, post your DezignaBug in the Amazing Bug World Diorama!

DezignaBug Hunt!

Use your detective eyes to find backyard critters around the Museum, go into the draw for a cool prize pace, 2 to be won!


Check out what’s coming up for Club Members!



Click here to check out public programmes, events and activities we’ve presented at the Museum!