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Matariki 2023

Come and experience the magic of Matariki as the MTG Education Suite is transformed into a whare tapere. Here, ākonga will listen to pūrākau about Matariki and participate in a range of ngā tākaro (games) and other entertaining activities. Following the activities, tamariki will visit the Nature Culture gallery and use digital technologies to kōrero about toi seen in the exhibition.

Learning Areas and Strands: Aotearoa NZ Histories, The Arts, Social Sciences, Digital Technologies

Duration: 1.5 hours

Suitable for: Year 1 - 6, maximum 30 students

Availability: Term 2, 2023

Cost: $2.50 per student

The education programme

Based in the museum classroom, your students will:

  • Listen to the story of Matariki, presented using a shadow box

  • Take part in a variety of hands-on, traditional Māori games

  • Visit the Nature Culture exhibition and use iPads to photograph a chosen artwork and voice record their feelings about it

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