Early Childhood

Our engaging, interactive early childhood programmes are linked to the Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whariki. We understand that children’s learning and development is enhanced in an environment that includes the support of their family/whanau. All adult supervisors are FREE, but we do need to meet minimum adult to child ratios to maximise safety and learning.

Minimum of 10 paying participants per group.

Capacity of up to two groups of 25 children per day

All booked group visits include:

Contact the Education Team

  • Greeting and orientation
  • Sheltered morning tea/lunch space
  • Secure bag storage

You will find this video a useful tool for your previsit planning or for tamariki or students who need extra support when encountering new environments outside school. We encourage you to show it to your all of your tamariki and their whanau prior to your visit.

We show this clip to your group on the day of your visit to explain our rules and some basic safety information. You may want to show your tamariki and their whanau this short clip prior to your visit as an additional support tool.


This performance-based water safety education programme will inspire and engage children aged 3-5 years.

Games, stories and oceans of fun with our entertaining actor!

Discover some of the language and concepts of measurement using unique Museum objects.

Climb aboard the heritage vessel Ted Ashby and sail the sparkling Waitemata Harbour.