Spend a magical time with your preschool children at StoryPlace, exploring the New Zealand environment through play and make-believe. We offer fabulous stories, drama, puzzles, games, and art activities – 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.
Please be aware that the morning sessions Mon-Fri during Matariki 15 May – 1 July are regularly booked out ahead of time by Pre School groups.
For afternoon sessions, please visit the information desk on arrival to book your tickets.
We recommend that you:
- buy in advance to secure your spot – up to 7 days before a session
Groups of 10 or more, book online now
- 9.30am–10.15am (weekdays only)
All our programmes are linked to the early childhood curriculum.
15 May – 1 July 2013
Matariki Morning Stars | Matariki Whetū Atarau
(N.B) This programme has been extended due to high demand
2 July– 12 August 2013
Jurassic Journeys | Hekenga Mokoweri
13 August - 24 September 2013
Colour my world | Taea tōku Taiao
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