Pōwhiri Experience  

Te Papa’s marae.
Te Marae

Learn about how a pōwhiri happens and why it is unique to Aotearoa. 

Come onto Te Papa’s marae to experience a pōwhiri (welcoming ceremony) and gain an understanding of when, where, and how pōwhiri can be applied.

Students will explore the meaning of pōwhiri by experiencing the nine major steps on Te Papa’s wharenui, Te Hono ki Hawaiki and/or Te Hau ki Turanga. Taonga (treasures) on display in the museum further illuminate the origins of the pōwhiri process. (This programme is formerly known as Te Marae at Te Papa).

Programme information

Availability: All year

Learning areas and strands: Social Sciences – Identity, Culture, and Organisation; Place and Environment

Year levels: 9–13

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost per student: $6.50 (teachers and parent helpers are free)

Full programme information: Please read before attending this programme.

Pōwhiri Experience programme information (PDF, 67kB)

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