According to Māori astronomer Rangi Matāmua’s maramataka (lunar calendar) Matariki will rise in the east in late July and we’ll celebrate in Porirua from 12 to 19 July. We invite you to join us “Inside Under The Stars” at Te Rauparaha Arena where there’ll be fun for the whole whānau with movies, delicious kai, a family sing-along, wearable arts competitions and more.
👉🏽 For more information about Matariki download the information sheet.
Special thanks to AV Media for creating this spectatular night sky indoors.
FREE: 13, 15 & 17 July at 10.00am, 11.00am and 1.00pm
Experience the space and listen to hear stories about the nine Matariki Stars star voiced by well-known kiwis. 👉🏽 See event details
Martin Langdon from Te Papa's Learning Team shows us how to find the Matariki star cluster during the Māori New Year, which falls in the month of Pipiri (June-July). For more information, the Te Papa website has lots of resources to help you understand what Matariki is all about and celebrate it at home