Education, School holiday Programmes and Projects

What’s On during the School Holidays

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

What’s On during the 2018 Summer Holidays

Looking for something to do during the holidays?

Join the Elizabeth Thomson Art Sleuth – a fun and free activity for the entire family!

Visit Aratoi and start creating, drawing and going on a fact-finding mission through the exciting new exhibition Elizabeth Thomson – Cellular Memory  


School Holiday Programme  provided by Aratoi and Fab Lab Masterton


Join Fab Lab Masterton and Aratoi in this hands-on 3 day workshop focusing on Elizabeth Thomson's brilliant exhibition "Cellular Memory". Attendee's will create stunning vinyl wall art, customize a bag with heat-pressed graphics, and decorate their own personal item of clothing. We'll go over how to design and cut vector art into vinyl decals, and how to apply them to various surfaces.

Attendees will need to bring in a plain cotton item for decorating. T-shirts, trackpants, towels, and hoodies are all good. We will be putting the items in a heat press so there needs to be no melt-able parts near where the design will be placed.


23, 24, 25 January 2018

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

Suitable for ages 8—100yo

Cost $80 for 3 day workshop



To make a booking or for more information

Email us at:
Telephone: 06 370 0001 


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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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