Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm

What To Do

Looking for some fun activities to do in Christchurch? Then the Air Force Museum is the place to visit. We have a range of activities for adults and kids that will keep you entertained all day long. If you're a Chch local and have visited us previously, then check out the below for the list of current activities. We introduce a variety of things to do, regularly, to keep you and your family members coming back.
ANZAC Day Service

Come and join us in honouring the service and sacrifice of New Zealand’s airmen at our annual Anzac Day commemorative service.

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AFM Kids

Try some of fun and engaging AFM kids’ activities!

Open Cockpit

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to climb into the cockpit of three different aircraft from our collection.

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Battle of Britain Service

Come and join us in honouring the service and sacrifice of New Zealand’s airmen at our annual Battle of Britain commemorative service.

The Tour
Behind the Scenes Tour

Take our special half-hour guided tour to learn more about the Museum’s work ‘behind the scenes’ and discover the aircraft, vehicles and engines in our reserve collection.

Mosquito Mission Flight Simulator

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

Museum Hunts

With regularly changing themes and challenges, our hunts are a fun way for families to explore the Museum together.

Hands-on Experiences

Find out more about opportunities for hands-on fun and learning during your visit.

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Discover Historic Wigram

Embark on a self-guided tour of exploration and discovery around this historic former air base.

Group Activities

Bring your special interest or social club group to the Museum, and enjoy a unique experience from our range of options.

Holiday Programmes

Find out more about our school holiday programme options.

Helicopter Rescue Party
Birthday Parties

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


What to See

Discover New Zealand’s military aviation history by exploring our galleries, displays and exhibitions.

Plan Your Visit

Information about opening hours, admission, how to get here and parking.


Join and support our mission to preserve and share New Zealand’s military aviation history.

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