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Open Daily 10am to 4pm

AFM Kids

The fun doesn’t stop at the Museum!

Try out some of these fun activities at home! Build your own jet plane or get creative with some colouring. Complete the picture or find different aviation related words in our word search.

Share your masterpiece with us by uploading a photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter  with the hashtag #AFMKids

Air Force Museum of New Zealand

Make your own kite!

Kites have played an important part in Māori culture for a long time, especially during the winter when they are flown to celebrate the start of Matariki, the Māori New Year.

The Māori kite can be called manu tukutuku (manu meaning either kite or bird) or pākau, which means bird wing. Māori flew kites for fun and to communicate, but they were also used as a way to connect with those that have passed on (died) as, according to custom, they fly close to the stars.

Go Fly a Kite! Why would an air force pilot need a kite? During World War Two, kites were used by air force pilots in life rafts after being shot down by an enemy. Can you guess why?

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Colouring Fun! Sopwith Pup

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Colouring Fun! Andover

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Simple Rocket

Da Vinci Parachute

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Build your own jet plane

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Word Search

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Steampunk Rocket

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Complete the Picture

Skyhawk Colouring

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Design Your Own Roundel

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Spot the difference!

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Colouring Fun! Spitfire

Build a cube

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Airport Maze

Build your own roto-copter

A-maze-ing Aircraft

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Open daily from 10am to 4pm (except Christmas Day)
Entry to the Museum is free, donations are appreciated.

45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch | 03 343 9532

We welcome visitors of all abilities

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