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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.

Where are you?

Afternoon Art for Kids

Afternoon Art for Kids

Unit 3, 136 Ilam Road
Christchurch

P 03 351 0879
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Let your creative juices flow with painting and drawing classes.

  • Ages 6 – 13
  • Check website for times and prices – www.paintnsip.co.nz
  • Get a stamp from the teacher for 2 hours if you do a weekend art class, or 10 hours if you do a term of after school classes.
  • Bonus – kids that do a term of classes will receive a free weekend workshop and kids that do a weekend workshop will receive a free kids drink.
  • Let them know if you are a Children’s University member when you book

Links to Higher Education – Degrees in Visual Art and Fine Art

  • art
  • Christchurch
  • creative
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Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum

45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram
Christchurch

P 03 343 9532
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The Air Force Museum of New Zealand 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.

Links to Higher Education – Armed Forces, History, Science

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • Military
  • museum
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Botanic Gardens | Te Māra Huaota o Waipapa

Botanic Gardens | Te Māra Huaota o Waipapa

Rolleston Avenue
Christchurch City

P 03 941 8999
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Christchurch has over 740 parks and gardens. From neighborhood parks with family playgrounds to wilderness walks on the Port Hills you are never too far from a place to play, relax or be adventurous.

Validated Children’s University activities include:

  • Botanic Garden’s Trails and Activities – collect a trail map at the Visitors Centre, complete it and bring it back to the Visitor Centre reception desk to receive a stamp for 1 hour

Please visit the website for specific details including appropriate ages, location, cost, bookings, dates and times – https://ccc.govt.nz/childrensuniversityparks/

Links to Higher Education include – Degrees in Science, Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, and Biodiversity.

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • outdoors
  • Science
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Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum

Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

P 03 366 5000
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Explore New Zealand’s rich cultural and natural heritage. Learn about the past, present and future of Canterbury.

Suitable for all ages

Free entry, donations are appreciated

Open 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week

www.canterburymuseum.com

Links to Higher Education – History, Science and Arts qualifications

General Visit

  • Receive a stamp for 1 hour for visiting the museum
  • You can get a stamp from staff at the front desk

Hidden History Trail

  • Pick up the trail sheet from the front desk and complete it to get 30 minutes in your passport
  • You can get a stamp from staff at the front desk

Discovery Centre

  • Enjoy a hands-on museum experience in the Discovery Centre
  • $2 entry
  • Get a stamp for 30 minutes from staff in the centre
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • history
  • museum
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Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

58 Gloucester Street
Christchurch

P 03 941 7300
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Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū is home to one of New Zealand’s most important public art collections. The art on display ranges from old masters to modern art.

  • Free entry
  • All ages
  • Open 10am – 5pm daily and until 9pm on Wednesdays
  • Receive a stamp for 1 hour for visiting the gallery. Show your passport to reception staff to get your stamp.
  • Attend a school holiday programme to receive a stamp in your passport. Time recorded will depend on each activity and staff running the activity will stamp your passport. Check the website for details.

Links to Higher Education – Degrees in Art History, Classics and Fine Arts

  • art
  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • culture
  • free
  • history
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Christchurch City Council Libraries

Christchurch City Council Libraries

Various locations across Christchurch

P 03 941 7923
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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
  • activities
  • Akaroa
  • Aranui
  • Barrington
  • Bishopdale
  • Christchurch
  • Councils
  • Diamond Harbour
  • Fendalton
  • Halswell
  • Hornby
  • libraries
  • library
  • Linwood
  • Little River
  • Lyttelon
  • Matuku
  • Matuku Takotako
  • Mobile
  • New Brighton
  • Orauwhata
  • Papanui
  • Parklands
  • Redwood
  • Shirley
  • south
  • Spreydon
  • STEAM
  • Sumner
  • Te Hapua
  • Turanga
  • Upper Riccarton
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Christchurch City Council Parks

Christchurch City Council Parks

Various

P 03 941 8999

Christchurch has over 740 parks and gardens. From neighbourhood parks with family playgrounds to wilderness walks on the Port Hills you are never too far from a place to play, relax or be adventurous.

Validated Children’s University activities include:

  • Family Planting Days – receive a stamp for 2-3 hours from the Park Rangers or CCC staff at the event.
  • Park Ranger Events – receive a stamp for 2 hours from the Park Rangers.

Please visit the website for specific details including appropriate ages, location, cost, bookings, dates and times – https://ccc.govt.nz/childrensuniversityparks/

Links to Higher Education include – Degrees in Science, Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, and Biodiversity.

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • outdoors
  • Science
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Ferrymead Heritage Park

Ferrymead Heritage Park

50 Ferrymead Park Drive
Heathcote
Christchruch

P 033841970
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Ferrymead Park features an early 1900s Edwardian township. The park has a variety of restored cottages as well as a school house, church and a variety of businesses that reflect the period and allow visitors the opportunity to experience life similar to that of the early residents of Christchurch.

  • All Ages
  • Opening times and admission costs can be found on the website www.ferrymead.org.nz
  • Children visiting the park outside of school holidays will receive a stamp for 1 hour
  • Children visiting the park during school holidays will receive a stamp for 2 hours
  • Show your passport to reception to get your stamp

Links to Higher Education – Bachelor of Arts majoring in History, Anthropology or Sociology. Graduate Diploma in teaching and Learning

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • history
  • school holidays
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Harts Creek - Waihora Ellesmere Trust

Harts Creek - Waihora Ellesmere Trust

31 Timber Yard Road
Leeston

P 021 052 9720
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Follow the path and boardwalk to the Harts Creek Bird Hide. Explore the diversity of plants, animals and birds at Lake Ellesmere Te Waihora. Print the Activity Sheet and bring a pencil along with you to complete it. Show it to your coordinator for 1 hour in your Passport.

Links to Higher Education – Degrees in Science, Environmental Sustainability and Conservation.

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • outdoors
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Imagination Station

Imagination Station

Turanga
60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Hapori Community, Level 1
Auahatanga Creativity, Level 4

P 0274 382 106
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Imagination Station’s mission is to build creative, lifelong learners.

We do this by providing an environment aligning with our four key values: Creativity, Engagement, Accessibility, and Exploration.

We provide a range of programming using the LEGO Education resources and methodology. Course topics include Movie making, Robotics, Technical design, Renewable energy, and more. Check out their website for details.

Links to Higher Education include STEAM degrees and developing critical thinking which is a key skill required for study at a tertiary level.

Current Learning Opportunities:

Show your Passport to staff / volunteers onsite to receive a stamp for the times allocated below.

  • Complete the Challenge Zone Activity = 30 minutes (free)
  • After School Programmes = 2 hours ($15 per session)
  • School Holiday Programmes = for the duration of the session attended. There are various options available.

Check their website out here for dates and times for these learning opportunities.

Imagination Station learning opportunities are recommended for children aged 6 – 12 years old.

 

 

 

  • Christchurch
  • Christchurch CBD
  • Lego
  • movie making
  • robotics
  • STEAM
  • Turanga
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International Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre

38 Orchard Road
Christchurch Airport

P 03 357 0519
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Experience real snow and ice as you survive an indoor Antarctic storm! You’ll learn about life at Scott Base and see what it takes to work on the ice. You’ll hang out with Little Blue Penguins and snuggle in with huskies. There is also to exciting Hagglund ride, an awesome 4D theater, a massive HD screen and lots, lots more.

  • All ages
  • Check the website for ticket prices www.iceberg.co.nz
  • Open 9am – 5:30pm everyday
  • Receive a stamp for 3 hours for visiting the Centre
  • Receive a stamp for 3 hours for attending a school holiday programme
  • Get your stamp at the reception desk

Links to Higher Education – Degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, tourism and history

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • school holidays
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Lincoln Envirotown

Lincoln Envirotown

Various locations in the town of Lincoln and surrounding areas

P 03 423 0445
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Lincoln Envirotown Trust – Taking responsibility for a sustainable future

We work with the community to promote the long term environmental sustainability of the Selwyn District with the understanding that this is also the basis for social, cultural and economic sustainability in the future.

Current validated activities include:

Kids Fest Event

  • Science and craft activities and demonstrations based on the theme ‘World of Snow and Ice’
  • Will be held on the 12th of July 2019
  • Entry cost to be determined closer to the date. Please check back later or visit the Lincoln Envirotown website here for further details.
  • A stamp for 1 hour of learning will be provided by a staff member on the day
  • This activity is suitable for ages 7 – 14 years old

Film Competition

  • Launch in May for awards ceremony in September
  • Create a 5 minute short film based on an environment theme
  • More information will be provided on the website here closer to the launch date.
  • A stamp for 6 hours of learning will be provided by a staff at the Awards Ceremony for submission of a film
  • A stamp for 1 hour of learning will be provided by staff at the Awards Ceremony for attending the film viewing.
  • This activity is suitable for ages 7 – 14 years old

Links to Higher Education include Science, Environment, Sustainability and Creative Arts.

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • craft
  • environment
  • film
  • Lincoln
  • making
  • New Zealand
  • STEAM
  • sustainability
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Lincoln Envirotown Community Garden

Lincoln Envirotown Community Garden

James Street, Lincoln
(behind the Lincoln Maternity Hospital)

P 0210 074 3905
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The purpose of the Community Garden is provide a place for people to learn about all aspects of vegetable gardening, fruit tree maintenance as well as sustainability.

Attend the monthly workshops to learn more about different aspects of gardening:

Links to Higher Education – Degrees in Science, Environment, Sustainability, Creative Arts

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • gardening
  • Lincoln
  • outdoors
  • Science
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Lincoln University | Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki

Lincoln University | Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki

University Drive
IIam Christchurch, New Zealand


Lincoln University Te Whare Wanaka o Aoraki provides an exceptional learning and research experiences for students from all over the world. This Self-Guided Campus Trail will allow you to explore the University’s expansive green spaces and some of our historic campus sites.

This activity links to degrees in Recreation, Environment Society and Design, Agribusiness and Commerce, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Arts, Education and Human Development.

  1. Download the Self-Guided Campus Tour Map by clicking here or download the APP SAFELU
  2. Print the Campus Trail Activity Sheet – Lincoln University Trail Activity Sheet and complete the questions
  3. Bring the Activity to your in-school CUA Coordinator for a stamp in your Passport for 1 hour of learning.

Free activity.

The Campus Trail should take one hour to complete. Suitable for ages 7 – 12 years old.

  • Christchurch
  • exploring
  • free
  • Lincoln
  • Science
  • Tour
  • trail
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Lincoln Wetlands

Lincoln Wetlands

790 Ellesmere Road
Lincoln,Canterbury 7672 New Zealand


Explore the diversity of plants, animals and birds at Lincoln Wetlands. Adventure across the stepping stones, but be careful they can be slippery when wet and you don’t want to fall in!

Print off the Lincoln Wetland Field Report Activity Sheet here: Lincoln Wetlands Field Report Activity and bring a pencil along with you to complete it as you go around. Allow 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete the walk. Once you have completed the Activity Sheet take it to your in-school CUA Coordinator for a stamp in your Passport for 1 hour.

Higher Education links to science, environment, sustainability and biology.

This FREE activity is suited to ages 7 -12 years old and is open to the public anytime.

For more information on the Lincoln Wetlands visit their website here.

  • Animals
  • biology
  • Canterbury
  • exploring
  • free
  • Lincoln
  • parks
  • Science
  • Tour
  • wetlands
  • wildlife
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Mahoe Reserve

Mahoe Reserve

30 Boundary Road, Lincoln

P 021 100 1009

The Mahoe Reserve project started in 2002 by year 9 students at Lincoln High School who name the reserve after a small tree that would have grown under the larger canopy of trees of the lowland forest. Since then community members, including schools, kindergartens and other local groups have planted thousands of native trees, shrubs and grasses. The reserve has been developed as a living classroom where the community have the opportunity to participate in a regeneration project.

Activity Sheet

  • Print off one of the activity sheets, complete it on a visit to the Reserve and show it to your school coordinator for a stamp for 30 minutes.
  • Activity Sheet
  • Ages 7 – 14
  • Free
  • Anytime
  • Invertebrates / Biodiversity / Plants and Birds

Working Bee

Links to Higher Education – Science, Environment, Sustainability, Creative Arts

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • Lincoln
  • outdoors
  • Science
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Mega Air Trampoline Arena

Mega Air Trampoline Arena

106A Carmen Road
Christchurch
New Zealand

P 03 344 2446

The fantastic variety at New Zealand’s largest trampoline park is truly impressive. Unique in its design, Mega Air offers  an exhilarating freedom of flight for all ages and abilities.

Regular trampoline exercise encourages motor skill development and spatial awareness.

Suitable for all ages

$15 admission

Get a stamp from the reception desk for 1 hour when you visit Mega Air.

https://megaair.co.nz/

  • Christchurch
  • sport
  • Trampoline
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NZ Pop-Up and Go Learning Opportunities

NZ Pop-Up and Go Learning Opportunities


Children’s University encourages members to explore a wide variety of extra-curricular community based learning experiences, and we are aware that not all of these take place in validated Public Learning Destinations. We will highlight any such opportunities as ‘Pop-Up and Go Learning Opportunities’ via this webpage.

Credit for this type of learning can be added to your passport by providing evidence of learning to your school coordinator who will determine the time allowed based on the evidence provided, up to a maximum of two hours. Evidence of learning could be, but not limited to:

  • a video diary
  • a photo collage of the experience
  • a written or oral recount
  • a piece of art or craft created as part of the experience
  • a poster demonstrating the learning
  • a presentation
  • a worksheet provided at the experience
  • a completed Visit Diary (ask your coordinator for a copy of this form)
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Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park

793 McLeans Island Road
Christchurch New Zealand

P 03 359 7109
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Orana Wildlife Park provides the ultimate animal adventure, where you can get up close and personal with the animals. The Park is home to New Zealand’s only gorillas and orangutans, and is internationally renowned for its involvement in zoo-base breading programmes for endangered exotic and native species.

Validated activities include:

  • Keeper Talks – listen to a talk and ask the keeper a question to get a stamp for 30 minutes in your passport. The volunteer at the talk will stamp your passport.
  • Scavenger Hunt – pick up the Scavenger Hunt brochure from the reception desk, complete it and bring it back to the desk for 1 hour in your passport. The staff at the reception desk will stamp your passport.

Entry to the park is $9.50 per child

Please check the website for opening hours and times of keeper talks by clicking here.

Suitable for all ages.

These activities link to qualifications in Science, Biology and Environmental Science.

  • Animals
  • Christchurch
  • hunt
  • keeper tallk
  • New Zealand
  • scavenger
  • Tour
  • wildlife park
  • zoo
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Pīki Kids Club

Pīki Kids Club

7 McLean St, Linwood, Christchurch 8062

P 0221648940
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Pīki Kids Club provides a place for children to come to after school hours, where they can feel like they can relax, wind down, spend time with other children that they normally wouldn’t during the day and have some fun in the process. They run after school (Pīki Haututū) and school holiday programmes featuring a range of activities and excursions.

  • Ages 5 – 12 years
  • Check out the Facebook page or email for details including time and cost
  • Kids can get a stamp for 1 hour for attending Pīki Haututū activities
  • Kids can get a stamp for 3 hours for attending school holiday activities
  • Get your stamp from staff on the day

Links to Higher Education vary depending on the activity

  • after school
  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • school holidays
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Quake City

Quake City

299 Durham Street North, Christchurch

P 03 366 5000
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Quake City charts the aftermath of the 4 September and 22 February 2011 earthquakes, the extraordinary response to them and the incredible resilience of Canterbury’s communities.

Suitable for all ages

Free entry for children under 15 when accompanied by an adult. Adult entry is $20.

Open 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week.

https://www.canterburymuseum.com/whats-on/quake-city/

Higher Education links – History and Science qualifications

General Visit

  • Receive a stamp for 1 hour for visiting the museum
  • You can get a stamp from staff at the front desk
  • Christchurch
  • earthquakes
  • history
  • New Zealand
  • Science
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Riccarton Bush

Riccarton Bush

16 Kahu Road, Riccarton

P 03 341 1018
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Riccarton Bush Pūtaringamotu is a unique New Zealand heritage site consisting of two historic buildings, flanked by beautiful open parkland and ornate gardens, bordered by Ōtākaro / Avon River and set against extensive native bush forest featuring kahikatea trees up to 600 years old.

Stroll through the Bush and complete this activity sheet to get a stamp for 1 hour. Show your activity sheet to your school coordinator to get a stamp.

 

Links to Higher Education – Degrees in Environment, Conservation, Māori and Indigenous Studies

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • environment
  • free
  • Māori
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Rutherford's Den

Rutherford's Den

The Arts Centre
Clock Tower Building, 2 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch

P 03 363 2836
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Television, radio, sonar and telephones – just some of the great inventions we enjoy today thanks to the scientific discoveries made by Ernest, Lord Rutherford and his peers. Step inside Rutherford’s Den and enjoy fun, hands-on activities as your learn about science in the actual rooms where Rutherford studied.

  • Get 1 hour stamp for visiting the Den. Show your passport to the reception desk to get your stamp
  • All ages
  • Open 10am – 5pm, seven days a week
  • Free entry for passport holders and one accompanying adult until 1st September 2019. This is a $15 discount.
  • https://www.artscentre.org.nz/rutherford-den/about-the-den/

Links to Higher Education – Degrees in Science, Engineering and Mathematics

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • history
  • museum
  • Science
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Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities

Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities

The Arts Centre
3 Hereford Street, Christchurch New Zealand

P +64 3369 5025
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The country’s only museum of classical antiquities, the Teece Museum is home to UC’s James Logie Memorial Collection, one of the most significant teaching collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern Artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere.

The latest exhibition is called Fantastic Feasts. Complete the Fun Food Facts Booklet to receive a stamp for 1 hour and complete the What’s on the Menu Booklet to receive a stamp for 30 minutes.

Higher Education links include Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History, Digital Humanities, Languages and Education.

  • activities
  • art
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • history
  • holiday
  • museum
  • school
  • STEAM
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The Arts Centre | Te Matatiki Toi Ora

The Arts Centre | Te Matatiki Toi Ora

2 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch

P 03 366 0989
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held in trust for the people of Canterbury and its visitors, the Arts Centre has long been renowned as a place for arts, culture, education and creativity. with its post-earthquake restoration now past the half-way mark, it is reclaiming its place once again in the cultural landscape of Christchurch.

The Great Hall Activity

Get a stamp for 1 hour for visiting the Arts Centre and completing this activity sheet. Show your passport to the reception desk of Rutherford’s Den to get your stamp.

The Great Hall Activity Sheet

Links to Higher Education – Degrees in art and history

  • art
  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • history
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The Organics Store - How Does Your Garden Grow

The Organics Store - How Does Your Garden Grow

Online Resource

P 03 325 3684
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The Organics Store is a retail arm of the Biological Husbandry Unit Organics Trust. The Trust is dedicated to providing education, training and research in organic, ecological, permanent and related agricultures and horticultures.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Learn about bees, earthworms and soil through a range of fun experiments you can do at home. Visit the website and pick one of 13 different activities to complete. Once you have completed the activity, take some evidence of what you did to your coordinator and get a stamp for 30 minutes in your passport. You can get 30 minutes for each activity.

www.theorganicsstore.org.nz/how-does-your-garden-grow

Activities are free and suitable for all ages, however some activities require equipment and you can purchase this through the website.

Higher education links include Biology, Agriculture, Horticulture and Environmental Science.

  • Christchurch
  • free
  • gardening
  • Lincoln
  • New Zealand
  • Prebbleton
  • Science
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Tramping

Tramping

Various


Canterbury has some wonderful walking and tramping trails. Get out and explore the trails with your family. Complete the Tramping Activity Sheet to receive a stamp in for 1 hour in your Passport!

https://www.christchurchnz.com/walk-canterbury/christchurch-short-walks/

When preparing for a walk, no matter how long, make sure you follow the Department of Conservation (DOC) Outdoor Safety Code to help you stay safe.

  1. Plan your trip

    Ask locals about the walking track and how long you can reasonably expect it to take or visit the nearest DOC visitor centre for the latest information about facilities and conditions of DOC tracks.

  2. Tell someone

    Tell someone your plans, especially if you’re heading out alone. Leave a time that you will be back.

  3. Be aware of the weather

    New Zealand’s weather can be highly unpredictable. Check the forecast and expect weather changes. Metservice.com is a good tool but also ask at your accommodation provider or the local DOC / i-SITE Visitor Centre.

  4. Know your limits

    It’s good to challenge yourself, but only within your physical limits and experience.

  5. Take sufficient supplies

    Even if you’re just going for a couple of hours, make sure you have enough food, clothing, equipment and emergency rations for the worst-case scenario. Take an appropriate means of communication.

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • Lincoln
  • outdoors
  • Tramping
  • walking
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University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

University Drive
IIam Christchurch, New Zealand

E Email

The University of Canterbury Te Whare Wanaga o Waitaha provides an exceptional learning and research experience for students from all over the world. This Self-Guided Campus Trail will allow you to explore the University’s expansive green spaces and modern learning facilities.

This activity links to degrees in Arts, Business and Law, Education, Health and Human Development, Engineering and Science.

  1. Download the free Self-Guided Campus Tour Map by clicking here.
  2. Print the University of Canterbury Trail Activity Sheet and complete the questions.
  3. Bring the Activity Sheet to your in-school CUA Coordinator for a stamp and 1 hour of learning.

The Campus is open to the public between 8.30am – 9.00pm. Buildings such as the library are open from 10.00am – 9.00pm on the weekend.

The Campus Trail should take 1 hour to complete and is suitable for ages 7 – 12 years old.

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • free
  • Self-guided
  • trail
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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

60 Hussey Road, Northwood
Christchurch

P 03 359 6226
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The Willowbank Experience tells the story of our country’s natural heritage. Using pioneering and innovative display techniques, with an emphasis on creating a natural environment and an up-close and personal interactive experience, Willowbank showcases one of New Zealand’s best displays of native species.

  • All ages
  • Open from 9:30am – 5pm, 7 days a week
  • Free entry to passport holders when accompanied by an adult
  • Show your passport to staff on your way out to get your stamp
  • www.willowbank.co.nz

Links to Higher Education – Degrees in Science, Environmental Science and Conservation

  • Animals
  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • outdoors
  • Science
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