Education, School holiday Programmes and Projects

What’s On during the School Holidays

Aratoi offers a range of fun activities for the entire family! 


For 1 day only


Come along to a workshop with David Lupton.

We will press flowers with a microwave, photograph them with ipads and cellphones to make bookmarks,

pressed flower jewellery and badges.


Cost: $30 for 1 day.

Date: 26 April 2018

Time: 10.30 - 2.30pm










For ages 8+

17 -19 April  2018

10:30am - 2:30pm (bring lunch)

$90 for 3 days


Join the Fab Lab crew for a fantastic 3 day workshop inspired by the taonga 

in ' Ngā Aho Raranga ', an exhibition of textiles from Aratoi’s collection. 


Learn the skills of our ancestors in making rope, weaving tāniko (bands), 

fishing, making clothes, carving and crafting your own kete bag.

To make a booking or for more information
Email us at:
Telephone: 06 370 0001 

If you would like to be advised about our holiday programmes
Call us and we can put you on ouring mailing list!

Self-Guided Tours

School groups are most welcome to visit the museum. Aratoi's normal operating hours are 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Please email or ring us on Tel 370 0001 to let us know you are coming and the size of your group.

Information for Teachers

Planning a school visit

Frequently asked questions about planning a school visit.


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