Our Harbour – Te Awarua-o-Porirua
Children’s Interactive Gallery, Pātaka
* During our closure period (22 Jan – 26 May) the Children’s gallery may still open, please call us before visiting.
Using colourful wall murals and objects from Pātaka’s history collection plus lots of interactive games, this new children’s gallery explores what life has been like around Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour for the people and creatures who have lived here. The harbour has been a unique home to all kinds of birds, fish, insects and some animals for thousands of years, and to people for hundreds of years.
Young visitors and their families can explore our amazing harbour through time and get a glimpse of what life was like a long time ago and in the more recent past.
Image: Our Harbour – Te Awarua-o-Porirua, 2017, illustration detail by artist Mat Tait.