About us

We’re a team of enthusiastic, creative individuals committed to delivering high quality, engaging education programmes and events. During school term time we offer students of all ages a unique educational experience to reflect on one of the most culturally diverse cities in New Zealand – Porirua. Our teacher-trained education staff have created positive, relevant and fun education programmes for your class, based on your curriculum requirements.

We offer:

  • Primary, secondary and tertiary programmes
  • Specialist education staff
  • Contemporary art and social history exhibitions
  • Local heritage programmes
  • Gallery tours

Linda and Julie from Pataka's Education team

Booking a school visit

Start the booking process by letting us know when you'd like to come and the topics you're interested in. We'll need to confirm your preferred dates, times and programmes are available. Please click here to enquire about making a booking and we'll get back to you to discuss your requirements and confirm.


Contact us

If you have any questions to do with our programmes or you just want to know what our favourite colours are:

Phone (04) 237 3551
Email: patakaeducation@poriruacity.govt.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PatakaArtMuseum

Covid-19 Level 2 & 1

We will be smiling behind our masks when you come to visit Pātaka Art + Museum. You are very welcome to book in with us at Pātaka Education but there are some changes to how we will manage a booked group while we are in Delta Level 2.

  • Gallery-based programmes offered only – shortened to an hour (no workroom activity).
  • One class at a time with 30 students maximum.
  • Wear a mask if you are aged 12 and over.
  • Enter, scan/record and sanitise by the back external gated entrance and exit from there as well.
  • Stay 2 metres away from the general public while in the gallery.
  • Art activity Take-Away Packs (back to school) will be available upon request after each gallery tour.

At Alert Level 1 we can resume our normal service and offer our usual 90-minute programmes, including hands-on activities in the workroom.

Pātaka Education Newsletter

To view our Education Newsletter for Term 4 2021 click on the pdf below to see what's on at Pātaka.

Pātaka Education Newsletter Term 4 2021

School visit programmes

Teacher resources