Spend a magical time with your preschool children at StoryPlace, exploring a museum related theme through play and make-believe. We offer fabulous activities, stories, drama, puzzles, games – every day of the year!
Each 45-minute session takes up to 25 people.
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Costs and buying tickets
- $5 per person – children (preschoolers) and adults
- Children under 12 months are free but still require a ticket
Buy your tickets at the Information Desk, Level 2. You need to come in to purchase unless you are a group of 10 or more.
We recommend that you:
Please try to meet outside StoryPlace five minutes prior to starting time
- 9.30am–10.15am (weekdays only)
All our programmes are linked to the Early Childhood curriculum. Sessions are activity based.
5 December 2013 - 2 February 2014
Hairy Maclary: A Kiwi Treasure | He taonga a Hairy Maclary
Our favourite dog is 30 years young this year! Come and celebrate this important anniversary with us.
Engage in dramatic play with scenarios from the series. Participate in our collaborate project - creating a story about Hairy Maclary's mischief at Te Papa. Share stories, songs and games around the theme. Even make your own dog collar using our creative resources!
Make your child’s birthday extra special! StoryPlace parties include stories, songs, dress-ups, art activities, and face painting – 45 minutes of jam-packed fun followed by a yummy meal at Te Papa Cafe.
- Cost: $100 plus Te Papa Cafe catering
- Times: 10.30am–11.15am or 1.30pm–2.15pm, plus a 1-hour lunch (school term only)
- Numbers: 25 people maximum, including children (preschoolers) and adults
- Bookings: 7 days in advance
Book a birthday party now
View our food options and the Te Papa Cafe terms and conditions (PDF, 52kB)
Early Childhood centres
Early Childhood centres, you can join a public session at the usual cost or book an entire StoryPlace session just for you.
Book your own StoryPlace session
- Cost: $75 for up to 15 people, $5 per extra child, teacher and accompanying adults free
- Numbers: 25 people maximum
- Bookings: 7 days in advance, online or by phone