Aratoi runs a FREE Education Programme Monday - Friday during term time. Each session runs for 70 minutes and always includes a making activity related to the tour. Bookings are essential. Sessions can be adapted for all ages and we are happy to work with teachers to adjust the session. Our programmes are led by our Museum Educator Kate Devenny.

Aratoi's Education Programme gives students the chance to connect the past, present and future together through stories, taonga and objects from our community and the wider world.

How to Book

Email Kate at [email protected] to discuss current programme and to find day and time that suits your class. 

All programmes are FREE (with schools to organise their own transport).

2022 Programme 

Term 3 will focus on Andrea Gardner, Wendy Bornholdt and Masterton Museum: Cabinet of Curiosities.

Art Explorers: Free gallery tour and art making session

This programme will restart on 1st July 2022 and will be on the first Friday of the month at 10:30am to 11:15am.

Aratoi's Free Art Explorers programme is created especially for our youngest visitor and is suitable for tamariki 3-5yrs old.  The sessions last 45 minutes and are based around our current exhibitions. There is always hands-on and art activities, led by an educator. The children get to take their beautiful creations back with them, giving them something tangible to hold and help them remember their experience.

For separate Preschool group bookings, please get in touch with us to find a time and day to visit.

Education Newsletter

Our education newsletter has details on upcoming events and programmes. 

To receive this newsletter please email us at [email protected]


Aratoi Museum Educator Becky Bateman
Museum Educator Becky Bateman leading a group of students through the museum's 50th anniversary exhibition.

Education programmes are kindly supported by 

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