An informative and fun-filled programme in collaboration with Education Services, Parliamentary Service.

Start your programme with a 1.5 hour visit to New Zealand’s Parliament – your students will have a chance to experience the buildings first hand, find out how decisions are made there, who makes them, and how the media lets you know what’s happening when Parliament is in action.

Then, come to Capital E to experience the second part of Eye on the Hive in a 2.5 hour session working with our imaginative in-house script that mixes politics with fun. Students create their own news show that looks at a controversial proposal to ban the internet, with reactions from the Prime Minister and Spokesperson for the Opposition; we meet the candidates for an upcoming swing-seat by-election; a media scrum tackles the issue of changing the voting age; and we have our own Party Political Broadcasts.

Eye on the Hive scoops the political honey from the comb!

Maximum group size is 32 students.


Please begin your booking process by contacting Education Services at Parliament: phone (04) 817 9503 or (04) 817 9565 or email education.services@parliament.govt.nz.

Once your booking at Parliament is in place Education Services will contact Capital E to coordinate the two bookings. Please note: Education Services at Parliament will help you coordinate the two bookings.

  • $7.50 per student for Wellington Schools OR $10.00 for schools outside of Wellington
  • Teachers and accompanying adults are admitted free
  • We have a minimum session charge of $150.00 for all school group sessions
  • We can host a minimum of 10 and maximum of 32 students per booking

: Our prices for school groups are subsidised by Ministry of Education funding. Prices vary for non-school groups. If you are a non school group and you wish to make a booking, please email capitalebookings@experiencewellington.org.nz  with your enquiry.


We had such a awesome time! It was definitely a highlight of our whole Wellington trip because it was a new fun experience to be doing something, rather than sitting back and just watching what other people created. Definitely a thumbs up!
I have never ever put different music in a part of a movie before. I only listen to music but I have never changed it to another piece of music before, this is one of the most: thrilling, cool, movitastic things I have ever done and it looks like this is just going to be the cooliest camp ever, one of the reasons is because of this.
To experience this is not just a pleasure, it is a privilege. I had so much fun making video games because I have played many, but made none until today, thank you so much!
My visit to Capital E was really great. I have many friends who produce music on their computers but I’ve never tried to do so myself. After this session however, I am definitely going to download Sony’s Acid when I get home. Overall great experience and a great teacher.
Really really enjoyed my trip here it was awesome!!!!! I loved it because there was no restrictions we got to put whatever we wanted or what felt right, it was easy to learn and i would definitely want to come back here again. Thanks Capital E!!!