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Information for teachers


Bookings are essential.

To arrange your visit, call our Museum Educators Elaine and Tamsin on 07 838 6707. Alternatively you can email us.

To make planning easier we have prepared a set of RAMS Forms for school visits. These can be downloaded and personalised:

Covid-19 safety

As a Hamilton City Council public facility, Waikato Museum is adhering carefully to current Covid-19 guidelines. All our staff are vaccinated and proof of vaccination (AKA ‘My Vaccine Pass’) is a condition of entry for people aged 12 years and older.

Whether it's on site, online, or a hybrid mix, our Education team can tailor sessions to ensure your students have a rich and engaging learning experience at any Covid-19 Alert Level.


Class times

Museum class times and schedule will be arranged at the time of the booking.

Managing your visit

Before you arrive

  • It is helpful for you to have a discussion with your class about visiting the museum environment. Click here to view our guidelines for groups
  • We will send you a confirmation of your booking by email. 

When you arrive

  • Bring your group to the Schools Entrance at the top right of the Museum. Your educator will meet you.
  • We supply any pencils, paper or other equipment you may need for your visit.

At the conclusion of your visit

  • Please sign off the numbers of children in your group and details of payment.
  • An online evaluation form is available to complete at your leisure. Please let us know how you found the programme. We appreciate knowing what we are doing well and to hear any suggestions you may have for improvement.


Early childhood - 1 adult:4 students

Years 0-6 - 1 adult:8 students

Years 7-10 - 1 adult:15 students

Years 11-13 - 1 adult:30 students


These ratios include teachers/supervisors. 

Admission fees

Short education programme $6 per student
Extended education programme (Big Day Out half-day)  $8 per student
Full education programme (Big Day Out full-day) $10 per student
Exscite and Inventors and Innovations: Waikato Bright Sparks Education programme $8 per student
Exscite and Inventors and Innovations: Waikato Bright Sparks + a gallery programme   $10 per student


Prices vary according to the programme selected, duration of your visit and consumables used.