The Air Force Museum of New Zealand

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand has been a Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi | Children’s University Public Learning Destination since early 2019.

This museum is the National museum for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and the New Zealand military aviation, and stands on the site of the former air base at Wigram, Christchurch. The aim of the museum is to preserve and present the history of the RNZAF for commemoration, inspiration, learning and enjoyment.

It is easy to see why the museum is such a popular place for CUA members to visit. The museum is free to visit and has a fantastic aviation collection to explore, including objects from former enemy forces, aircraft, aircraft components, aircraft engines, art and memorabilia.

Members can explore the museum and get a stamp for one-hour in their passport. They can also complete the museums Scavenger Hunt activity sheet designed for our members by their dedicated education team.

During Covid -19 Pandemic, online activities became a valuable tool for members to continue their learning. The Air Force Museum of New Zealand jumped at the opportunity to support members at this challenging time by creating a range of fun and engaging activities they can do at home. Activities included building a Roto-Copter, learning how to Morse Code, and making a Da Vinci Parachute.

Click here to see what you can discover!  Video courtesy of Air Force Museum of New Zealand