Education and school groups
The tragic 1886 Tarawera eruption can be explored in depth by visiting the three educational attractions included in Tarawera Legacy.
Let your students discover this tragic story and experience the eruption at Rotorua Museum. The devastation, chaos and mayhem can be explored at the Buried Village with remnants, artefacts and remains of Te Wairoa village. The Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village is where many survivors of the eruption rebuilt their lives and families after that tragic night. Explore the wonders of the geothermal resources used every day in a living village environment.
A complimentary pre-visit information kit and worksheets are provided once a booking is made. Groups receive RAM’s and worksheets free of charge while at each attraction. Most schools choose to do the three Tarawera Legacy attractions in one day, however there is the option of spreading out the package over two or three days if you wish.
School Pricing (until 31 December 2013)
New Zealand Schools
* One adult free per 10 students.
Suggested One Day Educational Itineraries
Itinerary Option One
9.00am – 10.30am Rotorua Museum (including lesson, gallery experience, and Rotorua Cinema Stories movie)
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Break and travel to Whakarewarewa Village
11.00am – 1.00pm Whakarewarewa Village (including 11.15am concert followed by guided tour)
1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch and travel to Buried Village (beside the Blue Lake provides a great spot to stop for lunch weather permitting)
2.00pm – 3.15pm Buried Village (including self guided tour)
Itinerary Option Two
9.00am – 10.15am Buried Village (including self guided tour)
10.15am – 11.00am Morning Break and travel to Rotorua Museum
11.00am – 12.30pm Rotorua Museum (including lesson, gallery experience, and Rotorua Cinema Stories movie)
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch and travel to Whakarewarewa Village (The Government Gardens outside Rotorua Museum provides a great spot to stop for lunch weather permitting)
1.30pm – 3.30pm Whakarewarewa Village (including 2.00pm concert followed by guided tour)
Itinerary Option Three
10.00am – 12.00pm Whakarewarewa Village (including guided tour followed by 11.15am concert)
12.15pm – 1.00pm Lunch and travel to Rotorua Museum (The Government Gardens outside Rotorua Museum provides a great spot to stop for lunch weather permitting)
1.00pm – 2.30pm Rotorua Museum (including lesson, gallery experience, and Rotorua Cinema Stories movie)
2.30pm – 3.00pm Afternoon Break and travel to Buried Village
3.00pm – 4.15pm Buried Village (including self guided tour)
Bookings and enquiries
For further details or to secure you’re booking for this 3 in 1 package contact:
Emma Liley (Education Manager – Rotorua Museum)
Phone: (07) 350 0563
George McLeod (Education Officer – Rotorua Museum)
Phone: (07) 350 0564
Note: Bookings are subject to availability of Rotorua Museum educators. The educators will consult with teachers about what session times are available upon booking.