Children's University

Learning destinations are places and organisations to which children can ‘travel’ with their passport to learning.

Learning destinations are places and organisations to which children can ‘travel’ with their passport to learning.

Learning Destinations provide high quality learning activities and experiences with a ‘wow’ factor and have passed the Children’s University own quality assurance process, Planning for Learning. A Learning Destination can range from a museum to a farm to an airport to a corporate business or anything in between, as long as the activity connects with Children’s University learning and has realistic links to a university program.

Becoming a Learning Destination can be a powerful way to engage with the community and contribute to the success and achievement of young people in your region. Being a Learning Destination is a great way to promote your organisation to the local community and to engage with young people in your service delivery.

Learning Destinations can enrich communities and build valuable networks that help support children and their families in their educational journey.

Click on each Learning Destination below to see what they have to offer!

Where are you?

Hornby Library

Hornby Library

8 Goulding Avenue, Christchurch

P 03 941 6606
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The Christchurch City Council operates 20 libraries across the city as well as two mobile library vans, which support neighbourhoods currently without library services. The libraries run programmes and events year round including events that support local and national celebrations, for example KidsFest and Heritage Week. In addition to annual and one off events we have ongoing classes and programmes for all ages.

All of the events, activities and programmes listed in the current Huraina publication are Children’s University learning opportunities. You will get a stamp for 1 hour of learning for each activity.

Please visit the website by clicking here for specific details including appropriate ages, location, cost, dates and times. Staff running the activities will stamp your passport.

Examples of links to higher education:

  • Stop Motion and Animation – Media and film degrees
  • Robotics – Engineering degrees
  • Summer Paper Crafts – Art and design degrees
  • Lunar New Year Tradition Games – Anthropology and Civic and International Relations
  • Introduction to Family and Local History – History degrees
  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • school holidays
Click here for events

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre

Bishopdale Village Mall
Farrington Avenue and Harewood Road, Bishopdale

P 03 941 6606
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The Christchurch City Council operates 20 libraries across the city as well as two mobile library vans, which support neighbourhoods currently without library services. The libraries run programmes and events year round including events that support local and national celebrations, for example KidsFest and Heritage Week. In addition to annual and one off events we have ongoing classes and programmes for all ages.

All of the events, activities and programmes listed in the current Huraina publication are Children’s University learning opportunities. You will get a stamp for 1 hour of learning for each activity.

Please visit the website by clicking here for specific details including appropriate ages, location, cost, dates and times. Staff running the activities will stamp your passport.

Examples of links to higher education:

  • Stop Motion and Animation – Media and film degrees
  • Robotics – Engineering degrees
  • Summer Paper Crafts – Art and design degrees
  • Lunar New Year Tradition Games – Anthropology and Civic and International Relations
  • Introduction to Family and Local History – History degrees
  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • school holidays
Click here for events

Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre

Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace,
Canberra ACT 2600

P 02 6270 2800
E Email

Unleash your inner inventor, designer or maker! Learn more about the roles Technology and Science play in the world in a fun way. Learn about design thinking, technology, creativity and innovation!

Click on the Questacon website link here for up-to-date information on the Centre’s activities.

There are also Questacon public exhibitions in various places around Australia. Want to learn more? Most of their exhibitions have their own website featuring photos, exhibit descriptions, curriculum links, and more. Explore further by by visiting the website by clicking here.

Costs involved to visit the Centre:

Adult$23

Concession$17.50

Child (4 – 16 years)$17.50

Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): $70

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