Museum events

Museum events

  • Junior Detective Trail

    Everyday, 10am - 5pm (except Christmas Day)
     

    4 years +
    FREE

    Junior Detective Trail 

    Junior Detective we need your help.

    We have had lots of special police dogs over the years who have done amazing things. It was really tough, but we choose a few of them for our scavenger hunt. Your mission is to find their pictures hidden in the museum and tell us at Museum HQ how many you find. Let’s see if you can find them all and remember their names.

     

     

    8 years +
    FREE

    Senior Detective Mystery

    Put your detective skills to the test with our Senior Detective Mystery: Operation: Verona
     
    There has been a crime spree across the sleepy Lower Hutt suburb of Verona with jewellery stolen, property damaged and a carjacking. The police have got three suspects, but we need you, detective, to figure out who committed each crime. Clues and evidence are waiting for you to analyse to solve the case. Come in and give it a go for free. We recommend this activity for individuals and group.
     

    No pencil and paper needed, try it out on our in-house app. 

     

     

     

  • Term 2 School Holiday Programmes: Craft Workshop: Design a Police Dog

    Thursday 11 July (week 1) 11am – 12pm
    Thursday 18 July (week 2) 11am – 12pm

    7 - 12 years
    $10 per child

    Bookings required

    Do you enjoy craft and creating things?

    Come in and make a felt dog that you take home with you. Choose your dogs’ features and name. Programme includes use of glue, patience, and fun.

    Book at museum reception:
    Phone: (04) 238 3141
    Email museum@police.govt.nz

    Note: Limited parking at the Museum only, you may need to park on Papakōwhai Road.

     

  • Term 2 School Holiday Programmes: Armed Offenders Squad Visit

    Wednesday 10 July (week 1) 11am – 12pm
    Wednesday 17 July (week 2) 11am – 12pm

    All ages.
    Free, bookings required.

    Register here on Eventfinda:
    https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2024/armed-offenders-squad-visit/porirua-mana

    This is an amazing opportunity to find out how the AOS support frontline Police. Learn about the vital role of the AOS, check out the equipment and ask those burning questions.

    Please note: Our invited AOS member is operational and in the event of an emergency may not be able to attend.

    Note: Limited parking at the Museum only, you may need to park on Papakōwhai Road.

     

  • Term 2 School Holiday Programmes: Scene of Crime Officer Workshop: Footwear Impression Evidence

    Monday 8 July, 11am – 12pm (week 1)
    Monday 15 July, 11am – 12pm (week 12

    7 - 12 years             
    $5 per child
    Bookings required

    A footprint found at a crime scene could be the key evidence! Create a footprint cast and record a shoe impression using forensic techniques. All junior recruits take home their own cast and impression.
    Wear shoes with an interesting sole.
     

    Book at museum reception.
    Phone - (04) 238 3141
    Email - museum@police.govt.nz          

    Note: Limited parking at the Museum only, you may need to park on Papakōwhai Road.

  • Term 2 School Holiday Programmes: Scene of Crime Officer Workshop: Latent Fingerprint Evidence

    Monday 8 July (week 1) 1pm – 2pm
    Monday 15 July (week 2) 1pm – 2pm

    7 - 12 years
    $5 per child

    Bookings required

    Unlock the secrets of forensics these school holidays. Learn to dust, identify, and lift fingerprints like a true SOCO. All junior recruits take home their own fingerprint evidence and learn heaps about this key element of police work.

    Book at museum reception:
    Phone: (04) 238 3141
    Email museum@police.govt.nz

    Note: Limited parking at the Museum only, you may need to park on Papakōwhai Road.

     

                                                                

     

  • Term 2 School Holiday Programmes: 5 Minute Crime Scene

    Friday 12 July 1pm – 5pm
    Saturday 13 July and Sunday 14 July – 10am – 5pm
    Friday 19 July 1pm – 5pm
    Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 July – 10am – 5pm

    All ages, free and no booking required

    While visiting us try to solve our crime scene. Grab your magnifying glass and take a close look at what was left at the scene. Can you figure out what the crime was?

    Note: Limited parking at the Museum only, you may need to park on Papakōwhai Road.

     

  • Museum Tours

    Available everyday, 10am - 5pm
    Bookings required
    5 years+

    Museum tours are available for visiting groups and can be adapted to suit individual needs and ages. To find out more about museum tours, view the Police Museum learning and experience programme (PDF 288KB).

    Tour charges, per person:
    Children $5
    Adults $5
    Seniors $3

    To make a booking::
    P (04) 238 3141
    E Police Museum contact form