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Free Admission
Open Daily 9.30am to 4.30pm

Airport Adventures

Key details

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



Suitable for Y0-2 students

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.

  • Social Sciences: Identity, Culture, and Organisation, Place and Environment
  • Technology: Technological Knowledge
  • English: Listening, Reading, and Viewing
  • Key Competencies: All


Exploring Flight

Through a series of practical activities, learn about the parts of an aircraft and the principles of flight.

A Flying Start

This hands-on programme introduces children to the concept of flight, looking at the physical properties of air and its relation to flight.

Museum Visit

Discover our amazing displays, which offer insight into Air Force life during the World Wars through to the present day. Students will love exploring the Museum, full of amazing aircraft and personal stories.

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