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Education Programmes

The Education Programmes at the Royal Albatross Centre are designed for a range of ages covering both science and social science topics, inspiring the next generation to protect our incredible New Zealand wildlife and history.

We have a range of educational resources and programmes for students at Early Childhood Level, Primary Level and Secondary Level.

Royal Albatross are only one of the attractions of Taiaroa Head. Breeding colonies of Shags, Royal Spoonbills, Blue Penguins and NZ Fur Seals are just some of the wildlife who call the place home. Pukekura (Taiaroa Head) is an important site to Kai Tahu whanui. It is also one of the signing point of the Treaty of Waitangi. Fort Taiaroa, the European Fortification, has a disappearing gun that is world renowned.

Students have the opportunity to engage with experts, interact with the local history, view unique wildlife, and understand the cultural importance of the area. The programmes come with a variety of hands-on activities. Opportunities to plant for penguins and contribute to other environmental actions are available throughout the year. Bookings/Visits may be declined during the busy tourism season from November – March each year.

Unable to visit us in person? sign up to one of our Online programmes – contact us today for further information!


If you would like to ask any questions regarding programmes or bookings, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.