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Te Papa Whānau Day with Department of Conservation


Sun 1 Nov 2020, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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Join Te Papa and the Department of Conservation for day full of free, fun, whānau friendly activities in Te Taiao | Nature exhibition. Explore Bush City with a magnifying glass, meet a conservation dog, and learn all about how we can protect Aotearoa’s native wildlife.


Crafts: Make your own nature journal
10 am–3 pm, Wellington Foyer, Level 2
Start your journey as a kaitiaki by making your own nature journal, then head over to Bush City to explore and record your observations.

Collaborative art project: My nature memories
10 am-3 pm, Wellington Foyer, Level 2
What are your favourite nature memories? Join our collaborative art project by drawing or writing your most memorable moments in te taiao on the Wellington Foyer window.

Face painting
10am-3 pm Wellington Foyer, Level 2
Free, Te Taiao-themed face painting available for children and adults alike throughout the day.

Puppet Show: The Penguin and the Sea Monster
11-11:30am, Te Papa Hui I Backyard, Level 2
A starry-eyed story about protecting our Moana from plastic and a little blue penguin who seeks help from the night sky when his friend is captured by a sea monster.

Explore Bush City with Te Papa’s scientists
11:30am–12 pm and 12:30pm-1 pm, Amphitheatre Level 1
Join Te Papa’s science team for a family-friendly tour of Bush City. Kids, bring your nature journal along!

Meet a Conservation Dog!
12-12:30pm, Bush City Kiosk, Level 2
Come along to Bush City Kiosk to learn how dogs can help us to protect Aotearoa’s unique nature.

Ask an Expert session
1-2.30pm, Te Papa Hui I Backyard, Level 2
Ask experts from the Department of Conservation all your nature-related questions! This session is NZSL interpreted.

Supervision and photographs

Kids must be accompanied by an adult for all activities.

Filming and photography by Te Papa may take place at this event. The material might be shared online or through social media.

Please let the event manager or a Te Papa host know if you or a child you are responsible for does not wish to be photographed or filmed.

This event has been organised in partnership with the Department of Conservation.

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