Explore, experiment, create and share in Te Aka Matua | The Creative Learning Centre. Located on the mezzanine level, the hands-on, family-friendly space is open daily 10am–5pm and is free to visit. 

The Creative Learning Centre is a favourite of many families with its interactive and exciting activities designed especially to help tamariki discover and engage with art.

Ngā Pakiaka: Like the roots of a tree invites visitors to explore themes related to the environment through hands-on art making. Over two years, the space will focus on four different aspects of the environment – whenua (land), ngā uri o Tāne (the children of Tāne), whānau (people) and tāwharau (shelter) – through the key themes of kaitiakitanga (respect), sustainability and interconnection.

Ngā Pakiaka: Like the roots of a tree is proudly supported by Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust.

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Last updated: 10 January 2024