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Museum Hunts

Museum Hunts


We offer a range of Museum Hunts suitable for 4– 12-year-olds, with regularly changing themes and challenges.  A Museum hunt is a great way to explore the museum together!

Available from the Welcome Desk at any time.

Price: $6.00 including a fun reward.

Join us as we go on an animal trail at the Air Force Museum!

Pooch Patrol

In Air Force history there are many tales to tell of dogs as pets, squadron mascots and working dogs. Specially trained Military Working Dogs (MWDs) still serve an important role in our Air Force today. Find the pooches hiding around the Museum. Draw the shape of each of their collar tags in the paw print spaces, then when you have found 8 tags, return to the Welcome Desk to collect your reward!


Career Critters

There are 8 career critters hiding around the Museum. Your mission is to find them to reveal the important jobs they have done in times of war and peace. Write the job titles in the spaces on this sheet. When you have recorded 8 animal job titles, return to the Welcome Desk to collect your reward!


One for the dogs

Muldoon was a pretty exceptional dog! Your mission is to complete a little story about him. Find 8 codebreaker squares hidden in the Museum. Each of these will reveal a word missing from the paragraph on the back of this sheet. When you have filled all the words in, return to the Welcome Desk to collect your reward!


Did you know?

In the 1970s, members of No. 41 Squadron RNZAF stationed in Singapore adopted a stray dog as their mascot and named him ‘Muldoon’ a­fter the New Zealand Prime Minister at the time. He was given his own service number and service record, and spent a happy 12 years ‘serving’ his country.

Enter our Animals on Assignment competition


We all have our jobs do to at home, what special role does your pet play?

From Wednesday 18 December, you can enter our ‘Animals on Assignment’! 

Get your entry form at the Welcome Desk once you have completed your Museum Hunt. Use your imagination and creative skills to produce a poster that shows your pet and the job that it does at home!

You will then be in to win a family pass to Orana Park valued at $200 and a $50 voucher for the Air Force Museum Shop.


Terms and Conditions

Entries must be dropped off at the Air Force Museum Welcome Desk or posted to Air Force Museum of New Zealand Private Bag 4739, Christchurch 8140, NZ by Sunday 2 February 2020.

Only one entry per child.

The entries will be judged by Nathan (Barf) Bosher, our Safety and Surface Technician and resident illustrator.

There will be one winner in each age group 4-6-years, 7-9-years and 10-12-years. The prize for each winner is a family pass (2 adults and 3 children) to Orana Park, Christchurch, valued at $200, and a $50 gift voucher from the Air Force Museum Shop. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash. 

The winners will be contacted via email or phone and announced on social media, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand website and in our February e-newsletter.

By entering this competition, you give the Air Force Museum of New Zealand the right to display your artwork in the Museum and on all our digital and print marketing channels.


Air Force Museum
AFM Kids

Try some of fun and engaging AFM kids’ activities!

Helicopter Rescue Party
Birthday Parties

At the Air Force Museum, we can offer your child a unique and exciting birthday party to remember.

Mosquito Mission Flight Simulator

Take the pilot seat in our ever-popular Mosquito Mission Flight Simulator, offering high definition graphics and realistic handling features!

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