Matariki Ki Tua o Kā Whetū: Matariki of Endless Possibilities
Kids | Tweens
Please Note: This is an archived page for an event held in 2023

Come to a family-friendly science show celebrating Matariki and mātauranga Māori!

In the hours before the Matariki star cluster rises, a scientist and his family gather in their garden to celebrate the Māori New Year. While they wait for the sun to rise, they prepare a hāngī, share stories of their tīpuna, and explore the science of the world around them. How will the stars bring this whānau closer together?

Grab the whole family for an engaging show that is sure to bring a few laughs, a touch of science and a magical story to the stage.

Matariki Ki Tua o Kā Whetū is a new science show written by Isaac Martyn and directed by Sahara Pohatu-Trow, with the support of the University of Otago Physics outreach team.

Produced with support from the Creative Communities Scheme from Creative New Zealand.