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Matariki family festival

28 June 2024

Open 10am to 5pm


Come along and celebrate on the Matariki public holiday (Friday 28 June 2024). We'll have fun for all your whaanau with live music, crafts, and more!

  • Matariki crafts. 10am to 11am.
  • Live music with Pearl Hotene. 11am.
  • Live music with Kahurangi Heta. 12pm.
  • Public talk: Astronomer Piripi Lambert. 3pm to 4pm. Find out more.
  • Te Whare O Poohutukawa digital interactive. 10am to 5pm. Find out more.


Matariki at the Museum

Friday 21 June to Sunday 21 July 2024

Join us for free events, public talks, crafts, and more as we celebrate this special time of year. Maanawatia a Matariki! Find out more.

Presented with thanks to Matariki Ki Waikato Festival 2024 

Please note

For te reo Maaori, Waikato Museum uses double vowels (uu) in place of vowels with a macron (ū) to represent a long vowel sound. This spelling approach is the preference of tangata whenua in Hamilton Kirikiriroa and Waikato iwi for te reo Maaori words.