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: 1 - 12 October 2018



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.

Option A: 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 B: Helicopter Heroes
Children gather in the Museum’s classroom to discover how our Air Force makes great use of helicopters, before making two different forms of craft helicopters to take home.

They then have the opportunity to climb inside a real helicopter and have fun learning about its features before going on a pretend flight. Be ready to jump when we get to the ‘landing zone’!

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.


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

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



Chris Davey,
Education Officer

Phone: 03 343 9517



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