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Free Admission
Open Daily 9.30am to 4.30pm

Airport Adventures

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Cost: FREE. As the Air Force Museum is a registered charitable trust, koha (donations) are gladly accepted.

Programme duration: 45-60 minutes

To book, contact:

Chris Davey, BA, Dip Tchg
Education Officer

Phone: (03) 343 9517

Learn all about airports and air travel!



Children listen to a story about a first trip to the airport and learn about the important jobs that people do in and around an aeroplane. They then go on board our Andover aircraft where they experience a simulated aircraft flight and even make an emergency jump out of the aircraft into the ‘ocean’. A fast-paced and interactive programme where children get to board a real aircraft.

  • Te Whāriki: Belonging 1, 2 & 4. Contribution 1, 2 & 3. Communication 1, 2, 3 & 4. Exploration 1, 2, 3 & 4.
  • Social Sciences: Identity, Culture, and Organisation, Place and Environment
  • Technology: Technological Knowledge
  • English: Listening, Reading, and Viewing
  • Key Competencies: All


About Early Childhood Education

The Air Force Museum is a great place to bring early childhood education groups, with lots of opportunities for fun, sensory learning.

Be an Air Force Pilot

Come to the Air Force Museum and be an Air Force pilot! This programme is a popular choice for kindergarten groups.

Museum Visit

Children will be fascinated by the sight of real aircraft on display and captivated by the life-like dioramas in our galleries as they explore the Museum.

Open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm (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