Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Holiday Programme Group Bookings

Programme information

Cost: $8.00 per child (leaders/supervisors are free of charge).

Visit times: 10.00am–12.00pm and 1.00pm–3.00pm.

Dates: 15-26 April 2019*

*Excludes Public Holidays: 19 April, 22 April and 25 April



Holiday Group Bookings


The Air Force Museum is the perfect place to bring your holiday programme groups. Choose your programme from the three options below, all of which are conducted indoors - perfect for all weathers!

All of our holiday programme group visits are hosted by a Museum staff member and generally last 2 hours, including 1-1.25 hours of structured programme content and 45-50 minutes of exploration time for children and their leaders/supervisors to complete a Museum hunt.

All of our group visits include a welcome and safety briefing - we set the scene for a safe and successful visit.

Minimum numbers: 15 children. Smaller groups can be catered for but may be charged a minimum amount, subject to the Education Officer’s review.

Explore our exciting options!


Option A: Operation Stealth

Children apply camouflaged face paint to each other and then have the opportunity to camouflage and wear a real New Zealand military helmet.

They use their ‘camouflage advantage’ to make their way stealthily through either the Pacific Simulator Room, surviving ‘bombing raids’ on their way, or our outdoors Obstacle Course (subject to weather).


Option B: Raw Recruits

After being shown an Air Force pilot’s clothing and gear, children are ‘recruited’ to the Air Force! They then try on a flight suit, a Mae West (life vest), and pilot helmets before making identification ‘dog tags’ and learning the basics of drill (standing to attention, at ease, and saluting).

The group are then invited to make both a paper field service cap (Air Force hat) and a kitset glider to take home.


Option C: UN Undercover Mission

Children pretend to be United Nations (UN) peacekeeping paratroopers, learning to ‘parachute’ on to crash mats before boarding the Andover aircraft for a ‘flight’ into a war zone.

The group then moves stealthily to our Pacific Simulator Room to test their observation and memory skills, while surviving a simulated bombing raid.


Contact Chris Davey,Education Officer

Phone: 03 343 9517


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Hands-on Experiences

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

Plan Your Visit

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

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