Upcoming Events


Holiday Activities for Kids: Frame it up!
Thu 13 July 10:15am – 11:00am & 11:30am – 12:15pm

Classes cost $5 on the door – bookings essential as places are limited at each session

This activity is designed for kids aged 6+

Get creative with our education team in the school holidays. Create a picture frame to show off your brilliant art work or favourite story.

Our friendly team will teach kids techniques they can use to turn their imaginations into realties.

Puppet Show: The Penguin and the Sea Monster 

Saturday 8 July 10am – 10:30am

No bookings required – for kids of all ages!

A starry eyed story about a little blue penguin who seeks help from the night sky when his friend is captured by a sea monster. Korora is terrified when he and his friend are attacked by a sea monster while in the ocean. The moon and stars give him the strength and confidence to go back and fight the monster and rescue his friend. The monster is made of all the rubbish floating in the sea.

The children get close up to a very cute little blue penguin and are introduced to the idea that these special little birds and the ocean where they live need our protection from rubbish. The show also introduces some constellations Maori recognised in the sky, Te Matau a Maui (Maui’s fish hook /Scorpion’s tail) and Te Ra o Tainui (a large waka that lies across the horizon at the time of Matariki and is comprised of the constellations Matariki, Tautoru (Orion’s Belt),and Hyades.

This show uses a mixture of string puppetry, shadows, glove puppetry and
mask.  Check out some highlights here.


We are delighted to work with String Bean Puppets on this special event!


Sand Castles Anyone?
Got to the beach and forgot your bucket? Borrow one from Petone Settlers Museum.

For events that require bookings, call: (04) 568 8373

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