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Open Daily 9.30am to 4.30pm

Museum Hunts

We offer a range of Museum Hunts suitable for 4- 12-year-olds, with changing themes and challenges every school holiday.  A 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.

Antarctic Season is upon us!

October marks the start of Antarctic Season, with aircraft to our south pole starting to take off from Christchurch Airport after waiting out the freezing cold Antarctic winter.

These brand new hunts will see tamariki searching the museum for everything Antarctica themed. There’ll be lots to discover and learn along the way too, and a prize at the end!


Snowflake Search: Recommended age 3-6

On this hunt, imagine you’re flying over Antarctica in an Auster aircraft, searching for unique and brightly-coloured snowflakes!


Antarctic Aircraft: Recommended age 5-9

The first long-distance flights to Antarctica left New Zealand in December 1955. Since then many different aircraft have landed on the ice. On this hunt you’ll discover 8 different aircraft with fun Antarctic stories to tell!


Antarctic Airport Code-cracker: Recommended age 8+

Did you know there are more than 50 runways across Antarctica? Go on a hunt to locate official ICAO airport codes from each of the Antarctic Territories to crack our coded sentence!

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