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Open Daily 9.30am to 4.30pm

Bombing Raid and Air Sea Rescue

Key details

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

Programme duration: 60 minutes

To book, contact:

Chris Davey, BA, Dip Tchg
Education Officer

Phone: (03) 343 9517

Step back in time to 1943 and discover World War Two in the Pacific

Bombing Raid and Air Sea Rescue


Suitable for Y4-8 students

Learn about the jobs that Royal New Zealand Air Force personnel undertook and the risks they faced, before experiencing a simulated bombing raid. Then, jump into a life raft and learn about the Air Force’s present-day role in Search and Rescue.

A very interactive programme that will have students so engrossed that they won’t even realise they’re learning!

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



This programme utilises our ‘Captured!’ Prisoner of War (POW)-themed exhibition space, which follows the journey of Kiwi airmen captured as POWs in Europe during World War Two.

Rations Challenge

Learn about rationing and ration packs in World War Two, then split into teams to cook and eat a modern day New Zealand Defence Force ration pack.

Plan your group visit

Find out all you need to know about planning your education group visit to the Air Force 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