Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Plan your group visit

Contact

Chris Davey, BA, Dip Tchg
Education Officer

Phone: (03) 343-9517

Email: educ@airforcemuseum.co.nz

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Overview

Hours and Timings

We are open for education visits 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. All visits include unlimited time in the Museum. Start and finish times are flexible but we recommend a minimum visit of approximately 2.5 hours if participating in an Education Programme.

Cost

Most of our programmes are free of charge. Minimal charges may apply for programmes that require extra Museum staff members’ assistance, or for specialised programmes, subject to the Education Officer’s review. All accompanying adults are also free of charge. As the Air Force Museum is a registered charitable trust, a koha is welcomed and appreciated.

Morning Tea or Lunch

Indoor and outdoor eating areas can be provided for visiting education groups. You can bring your own morning tea and/or lunch to eat at the Air Force Museum, or food can be purchased in the Museum Café by prior arrangement - please advise us of your requirements at the time of booking.

Clothing and Bags

The Museum has the facility for storage of bags and jackets for up to 60 students. It is recommended that children wear suitable warm clothing and footwear for moving about the Museum facilities, especially during winter.

Adult Supervision

Please ensure that adult helpers remain with the group throughout the visit, actively supervising and encouraging the students. The required supervising adult ratio is:

• Early Childhood  1:3

• Year 0-4 1:6

• Year 5-6  1:7

• Year 7-8  1:10

• Year 9-13  1:30

 

Do a Pre-visit!

All teachers are encouraged to visit the Museum beforehand to discuss and familiarise themselves with the programmes and facilities. This can be arranged by contacting the Education Officer (contact details below).

Teacher Visit Kit

Any group that makes a booking will be posted a full confirmation pack to prepare them for their visit. This will include general Museum and programme information, Museum worksheets and hunts to photocopy, timetables, stickers for name tags, Risk Analysis Management (RAMs) form, and more.

Check Out the Programmes

Visit our Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary education programme pages to browse a complete list of education programmes on offer.

Ready to Make Your Booking?

To book a visit, please contact the Education Officer. It is highly recommended that you book at least four weeks in advance but, depending on available spaces, this timeframe can be flexible, so please contact us to check.

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INFO

Open daily from 10am to 5pm (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

EXHIBITIONS
+ DISPLAYS

  • Memorial Alcove
  • Roll of Honour
  • ATC: 75 Years

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