Matariki a-kura: Matariki for early childhood learners Celebrate Matariki with us as we acknowledge the past, present and future through storytelling, song, dance, and make-and-take art activities. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Students Early childhood learners and Kōhanga Reo, maximum 30 students Cost $5 per student for a one-hour session Availability 11 May–30 Jun, Thu and Fri, 2017 Venue Auckland Museum Learning Centre Curriculum Links Te Whāriki Early Childhood Curriculum Related galleries and exhibitions Te Ao Tūroa gallery ENQUIRE NOW Nau mai ki te whakanui te wa o Matariki - Welcome and join us in celebrating Matariki Pre-European customs in New Zealand were based on ancient beliefs about the origin of the universe. Brought here by the ancestors of Māori, traditional practices associated with Matariki allow whānau to gather in remembrance, celebration and preparation. During our Matariki programme our youngest learners will: remember the past through highly interactive storytelling and role play celebrate the present through games, song and dance learn new skills through our make-and-take activities and handling objects.