Day 1: Create & Challenge

Start your camp with creativity and team building at Capital E! First up, it’s exploring Virtual Reality in MediaLab. Next up, City Gallery WellingtonJoin the gallery educators for a Mural Tour and Screenprinting Workshop. Create a screenprint inspired by what you have seen incorporating kupu Māori.  

Day 2: Protest & Demonstrate

Start your day at Wellington Museum, which gives students the chance to connect the past, present, and future. In our Protest and Action programmestudents reflect on the driving factors behind social changeand contemporary issues. After lunch, it’s on to Capital E’s OnTV where your class will create their own TV show!

Day 3: Tour & Explore

Take the Cable Car up to Space Place, where your students will discover the collection of telescopes in a Telescope Tour. Eat a packed lunch in always beautiful Botanic Gardens.  Next up, Nairn Street CottageThe cottage is a 30 minute walk from Space Place. Here your students can explore Waves of Migrationwith a guided visit of the Wallis family home

We're holding a special event to celebrate the uniqueness of tamariki and their limitless futures.

Bring the whole whānau down to the harbour, where you can enjoy a variety of performances and activities inside Nōku te Ao Capital E and under the Queens Wharf sails.    

There will be NZSL interpretations of Fairytale Adventures, Professor Inventus and Captain Parallax, Emma Chen Flitcroft, performances, as well as everything our MC, Selina Simone says on stage throughout the day.

Children’s Day will be celebrated no matter the weather! If it’s too wet and windy outdoors, all activities will take place indoors at Nōku te Ao Capital E and Wellington Museum. 

The Future of Monuments

Today, many want to pull down war memorials as expressions of bad politics, especially those memorials that legitimise evil and injustice. Are there 'good' war memorials—and who decides? Can we make use of 'bad' war memorials? How do we understand miscellaneous contemporary war-memorial projects, like Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin and Ground Zero in New York, or Weta and Te Papa's The Scale of War and Peter Jackson 'colourising' World War I footage? What form could future memorials take?


Sunday 3 March 2024 | 10am – 2pm

Selina Simone, a Te Whanganui-a-Tara Drag Artist, Performer, Hostess, and multi-award-winning glamourous goof will be MCing with sparkle, warmth and campery at our Children’s Day event!
Image credit: @allthestuffnz

MC Selina Simone

10am - 2pm | Container Stage

NZSL interpreters from Platform Interpreting New Zealand will be gracing our stage on Children's Day, interpreting for those with accessibility needs.

NZSL Interpreters

10am - 2pm | Container Stage

Join Emma Chen Flitcroft for mindfulness and movement to get you and your tamariki ready for a day of dancing.

Tamariki Yoga with Emma Chen

10am - 10.10am | Container Stage

Feel the emotion from talented Island Bay School kapa haka as they command the stage.

Image credit: Wainuiomata Primary School kapa haka at Children’s Day 2023

Island Bay School Kapa Haka

10.10am - 10.25am | Container Stage

Beloved by tamariki, Fairy Cat and Friends will tell the stories of Hatupatu and Little Red Riding Hood with lots of participation and interaction with the audience.

Fairytale Adventures

10.35am & 1.30pm| Container Stage

MRCat, DJ Harpz and DJ Flash Harry of Aotearoa DJ Academy will be on the decks, with their live mixes that are sure to get you dancing.

Image L to R: DJ Flash Harry and DJ Harpz

Aotearoa DJ Academy

12pm & 2pm | Container Stage


Nōku te Ao Capital E


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Queens Wharf is ready to be transformed with BLOOM! Nōku te Ao Capital E's interactive play sculpture encourages tamariki to build creatures and unique structures straight from their imagination.


10am - 2pm | Under the sails

Say ‘cheeeese’! Have your whānau photo taken in front of OnTV's greenscreen and choose a spectacular background! Photos cost $3 each and all proceeds go to Nōku te Ao Capital E to empower bright and creative futures.

Greenscreen photos

10am - 2pm | Under the sails

Highlights from our 2023 Children’s Day celebrations 

Explosive, high-octane duo, Professor Inventus (Science Jam) and Captain Parallax, bring tamariki an interactive show filled with silliness, wonder, songs, and scientific experimentation!

Professor Inventus & Captain Parallax

11.15am & 12.40pm | Container Stage

Tamariki will love being transformed into their favourite characters and animals by the talented DaizyDesigns.

Face painting with DaizyDesigns

10am - 2pm | Under the sails

Nōku te Ao Capital E’s indoor place space is designed for tamariki 0-5 and their caregivers to enjoy together. Try out the different activity stations to learn more about the food we eat and where it comes from. Learn more.

Tamariki Markets

10am - 2pm | PlayHQ 4 Queens Wharf

Feeling hungry during our Children’s Day event? We’ve got you and your whānau sorted, from sausages wrapped up in bread, to Tip Top ice creams and ice blocks, and bottled water to quench your thirst.

Sausage sizzle & ice cream cart

10am-2pm | Under the sails 

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