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Unfortunately, this event’s been postponed
Whānau Day with DOC: POSTPONED


Sun 16 Aug 2020, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: tepapaevents

This event has been postponed until further notice.

Join Te Papa and the Department of Conservation in protecting our unique natural environment with a day full of free, fun whānau-friendly activities. Explore Bush City with a magnifying glass, meet a conservation dog, make your own nature journal, and more!

Where: Te Taiao I Nature, Level 2, Te Papa
Cost: Free event


Crafts: Make your own nature journal
10am–3pm, Te Papa Hui I Backyard, 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
10am–3pm, Te Whare Rākau I Treehouse, 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 Te Whare Rākau I Treehouse windows.

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

Stories of Te Taiao with Rangimoana Taylor
11–11.30am, Bush City Kiosk, Level 2
Join storyteller Rangimoana Taylor for a captivating bilingual session of stories from Te Taiao | Nature.

Explore Bush City with Te Papa’s scientists
11.30–12pm and 12.30–1pm, Amphitheatre, Level 1
Join Te Papa’s science team for a family-friendly tour of Bush City. Kids, bring your nature journal along and see if you can identify any animal footprints!

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, Bush City Kiosk, Level 2
Ask experts from Te Papa and 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 as a part of Conservation Week 2020.

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