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Te Papa is New Zealand's innovative and interactive national museum. Explore the great treasures and stories of this country – its unique natural environment, Maori culture, art heritage, and fascinating history.
With a combination of the latest technology and classic story-telling, Te Papa educates, entertains, and inspires.
Experience an exquisitely carved marae, walk through living native bush, and be shaken in the Earthquake House. Get hands-on in Discovery Centres, come face to face with a colossal squid and explore its life through 3-D animation, then venture into OurSpace, a multimedia adventure and adrenalin-filled motion simulator rides. Explore six floors of serious fun!
Open every day 10am–6pm (9pm Thursdays). Free admission.
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa), 55 Cable Street, Wellington Central, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- Open every day 10am-6pm, and until 9pm Thursdays. FREE ENTRY. Charges apply for guided tours, special exhibtions and some activities.
- Months of operation:
- All months of the year
Facilities and Features
- Proximity to airport:
- 15 minutes
- Proximity to town:
- Located in the Central Business District
Pricing and Conditions
- Other charges:
- Free general admission. Charges apply for guided tours, special exhibtions and some activities.