Primary School Programmes

Our primary school education programmes are designed especially for Year 1 – 8 students and  offer a fun, hands-on learning experience for young students in a unique environment. 

With support from the Ministry of Education, through its LEOTC (Learning experiences outside the classroom) Programme the museum and art gallery provides the perfect place to enrich learning across the curriculum.  We offer programmes led by an MTG educator, or self-guided visits facilitated by our education team and we are happy to tailor a programme to suit your teaching focus. 

Browse our current and upcoming programmes, download a brochure or contact our Educators for more information and bookings.

Download our 2017 Term 1 Programme Brochure. Also avaliable now 2017 Term 2 Programme Brochure

Current Programmes

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Living History!

Years 1 - 6

Technology, Social Sciences, at MTG

Step back in time to experience the lives of people who lived in Hawke's Bay over 100 years ago. more...

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Toi: Visual Arts

Years 1 - 8

Arts, at MTG

Supports the visual arts curriculum by examining the motivation and works of any artist or artists currently on exhibition. This programme is totally flexible to accommodate your focus, see suggestions in brochure. more...

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Our Place: the Museum

Years 1 - 8

Social Sciences, Arts, History, at MTG

Find out what the MTG is all about by investigating some specific treasures on display to hear their history and significance. Learn what heritage and culture mean and ways we understand our social history from objects. more...

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Come Alive!

Years 4 - 8

Social Sciences, Arts, Drama, at MTG

Spark your students’ creativity with a visit to MTG’s social history and visual arts galleries. Book an educator-led drama programme inspired by objects or artworks on display, or a free self-guided visit to inspire students' creative writing, drama or dance back at school. more...


Pania's World

Years 1 - 8

Social Sciences, History, Arts, at MTG

Explore the long ago world of Pania, creature from the sea, and her husband Karitoki. A giant waka, intricate carvings, tools, instruments, adornments and many other traditional items are displayed in MTG's taonga exhibition, Tenei Tonu. more...

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1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake

Years 1 - 8

Social Sciences, at MTG

For the people of Hawke's Bay, life changed forever when the earthquake struck on 3 February 1931. Discover what happened and how people coped by exploring the evidence of objects, personal stories and photos in MTG’s 1931 Earthquake exhibition. more...


Our Place: Napier Port

Years 4 - 8

Social Sciences, Drama, at MTG

The history of Napier Port is the story of the growth of our province. Students will role play historical characters such as a pilot or quarantine officer, then go for a tour of the Port. more...

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Everyday Technology of the Past

Years 1 - 8

Technology, Social Sciences, at the Faraday Centre

What would life be like without refrigerators, television, computers and mobile phones? Come and do things the old-fashioned way including hand-cranked and dial telephones, manual typewriters, shopping at the General Store, early radio and more. more...

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Machines and Inventions

Years 1 - 6

Science, Technology, Social Sciences, at the Faraday Centre

Examine and use machines and inventions from the past. Learn how the ideas and discoveries of people in earlier times led to technologies we use today. This programme can be tailored to focus more on machines or more on inventions. more...

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Wheels and Levers - Physical World

Years 1 - 3

Science, Social Sciences, Technology, at the Faraday Centre

An introduction to simple mechanical principles for juniors. more...

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Physical World

Years 1 - 8

Science, Technology, at the Faraday Centre

Investigate physical phenomena such as forces, motion and energy through hands-on exploration at the Faraday Centre. Choose from a range of programmes or ask our educators for a programme tailored to your Physical World focus. more...

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The Magic of India

Years 1 - 6

Social Sciences, Arts, at MTG

Handcrafted art objects of India are displayed with a contemporary Indian sculpture by Tiffany Sing, to explore deities, Rajahs, animal symbols and religion. more...

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Faraday Favourites

Years 1 - 10

Science, Technology, at the Faraday Centre

Come to the Faraday Centre for a fun session based on children's favourite activities, including playing the big bells, whisper dishes and the super-hero pulley challenge. Perfect for school camps or a class treat. more...

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Out and About on Marine Parade

Year 3 - 8

Social Sciences, at MTG

What historic events shaped the Marine Parade we know today? Explore and discover stories of Napier's past in a free walk to significant sites. more...


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Kennedy Park Resort Napier

We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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National Aquarium of New Zealand

Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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The Faraday Centre

The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre

Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
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Napier Municipal Theatre

Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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Napier Aquatic Centre

Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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Par2 MiniGolf

Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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Bay Skate

Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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Napier Conference Centre

We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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Napier City Council

For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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William Colenso

Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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Napier Libraries

strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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Parklands Residential Estate

Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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