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Tai Tamariki Kindergarten

Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, NZ


Exterior image kindergarten deck over pond outside Te Papa Museum

This 30 child full-time early childhood centre, on the ground floor of Te Papa in Wellington, was opened in February 2010. It is the first early childhood centre in the world to be located within a national museum. Facilities in the centre include open activity areas for learning and play, sleep rooms, child and staff toilets, a laundry area, an office and staff room, a kitchen to provide meals, and an outdoor activity space with central sand pit, as well as a new timber deck cantilevered out over the existing duck pond.

Bright modern kindergarten space with coloured glass doors
Modern hallway office space with large pendant lights and white painted walls
Hallway with pendant lights circular floor patterns and coloured glass panels
Outdoor play area with large custom sandpit under sun / rain shelter
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