News | 26 February 2020
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Wonderland: Wellington City Residents Free Day

To celebrate our partnership with Te Papa, Wellington city residents will be eligible for free entry to the Wonderland exhibition on 27 Feb 2020, 10am-9pm.

Te Papa's Wonderland exhibition is having a free day

Tickets can only be obtained on the day and must be picked up in person at Te Papa. You may queue on the day and collect tickets for sessions later in the day. Evening and afternoon sessions are expected to fill up quickly. Sessions are limited to 130 people per half hour session, with the last session entry time at 8pm. There will be no pre-booking online.

Who is eligible?

The event is open to Wellington City residents to acknowledge Council's support of Te Papa. Residents living in rental properties are also eligible for free entry. Hutt and Porirua residents are not eligible for a free ticket as they do not pay their rates to the Wellington City Council. Check out this map (PDF 340KB) for all the ward boundaries.

What do I need to bring on the day?

To gain entry you’ll need to bring in suitable proof of Wellington city address, for example a bank statement or utilities bill with your name and address on it.

Where can I get tickets from?

Tickets will be available from 9am at the level 2 information desk.

Can I book tickets in advance?

There will be no pre-booking online. You may queue on the day and collect tickets for sessions later in the day. Tickets for evening and afternoon sessions are expected to go quickly. Each session is limited to 130 people.

How many tickets can I get?

Each resident with ID is entitled to four free tickets.

When is the first session?

The first session is 10am – they will continue every half hour until the last session at 8pm. Te Papa will close at 9pm. It is likely that tickets will be snapped up quickly.

How can I find more information about tickets on the day?

We will be live updating this Facebook event page throughout the day with ticket availability and answering any questions.

Will other parts of the museum be open between 6pm-9pm on the day?

No, the rest of the museum will be closed at 6pm – just the Wonderland exhibition will remain open. The level 4 café will remain open until 8pm.

How do I find out more about the exhibition?

Visit the Te Papa Wonderland exhibition page.