Our Harbour

Te Awarua-o-Porirua

Children’s Interactive Gallery Space

Using colourful wall murals and objects from Pātaka’s history collection plus lots of interactive games, our 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.

We have toys for role playing, stories to read and a central desk where we have origami and other activities for kids to do.

The library, just accross the atrium has a big children's space as well.