We have some new game tables up in the mezzanine that introduce Tui & Tama’s new friends. Meet these new friends by spotting them around the Museum, then get an entry form from reception, fill it in and go into the draw for two prize packs.

As members you’ll also receive a special friends badge!

Don’t worry if you’re not a member, you can pick up a registration form online from here or come into the Museum and pick one up at our reception, it’s FREE to join!

Date: Draw closes 1st October at 4.00pm

Open: Tui & Tama current and new members.

All children must have adult supervision. Please be aware there may be limits on capacity so please check with reception on the day.

Matariki Events 2021

Matariki Events 2021

Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou 2021!

Happy Māori New Year 2021!

Matariki is a special time to celebrate the rising of the star cluster that heralds in the Māori New Year. It’s a time to create a foundation of positive growth and development.

This year we had amazing activities and a funfilled programme for all the family to join in.

Front Porch Gallery

Visitors were invited to add to our community Matariki Star Constellation, by choosing a coloured star to add their special inspiring wish for loved ones or themselves. The result, a full wall of wishes for the coming year, what an awesome turn out!

Throughout the Museum – find your lucky star!

A great activity for young visitors to search out where staff hid the seven stars of Matariki around the Museum. There were lots of winners but the best was seeing all the young visitors enjoying the Museum trail and finding out, there was a lot more to do in the Museum than just look for stars!

Tui & Tama Club Event

Club members were invited to a special Matariki book event with Kat Quin and her latest book, ‘Flit the Fantail and the Matariki Map!

It was a great afternoon full of wonder and creativity that everyone enjoyed, and we had lots more children sign up to be Tui & Tama Club members!

Matariki Star Installation with Oriwa!

A free Saturday workshop for everyone to make eight pointed stars and add them to the ‘Matariki Star Installation’, on show during the month of Matariki. This was so popular, we extended over the holidays!

Matariki Activity Programme

The tradition of Matariki came alive through creative activities at the Museum. Our biggest take up of Matariki programmes, saw everyone enjoying Make your own Poi, Tī Rākau Stick Game, and Ukulele with Oriwa and Awatea! It was so great to see everyone enjoying themselves and coming back in for more. Thank you to Creative Communities Waipā District Council for supporting our local artists to run these workshops for our community.

A simple way to spread good wishes at this time of year!

July 2021

Tui & Tama’s Easter Egg Hunt!

Tui & Tama’s Easter Egg Hunt!

Join Tui & Tama at the Museum for a fun filled afternoon of activities!

We’ve been running the Tui & Tama Club Easter Egg Hunt since  2016. For one day, we transform the Museum into a space for bunnies to find hidden eggs around the Museum. You get to dress up in your favourite costume and have fun with your friends and parents.


Usually from 3.30pm-5.00pm, a FREE event promoted on social media and everywhere we can think of.

There’s always  the activity trail, arts and crafts, spot prizes and more!

Put that one in your calendar!

Cookies & Canvas

Cookies & Canvas

Kids! Come along and create a beautiful artwork, just in time for Christmas!

December 18th, 20th & 23rd

Two sessions each day:
10.30am-12.30pm – Ages 5-8
1.30pm-3.30pm – Ages 8-12
$15 per child, per session.
Adult supervision required

Check out the event on Facebook here

Paint & Sip

Paint & Sip

We couldn’t let the kids have all the fun!

Come along to our special holiday season creative, social event!
Create a special artwork under artist instruction while enjoying the company and a social drink!
Great for a work Xmas Party, Girls Night Out or just taking the opportunity to relax during the silly season!
$25 per attendee

December 17th & 19th

Check out the Facebook event here

Waitangi Day 2019

Waitangi Day 2019

Spend the end of your Summer at the Museum by celebrating Waitangi Day!

Lots of creative arts – make your own quill, and more!