Canterbury Educational and History Fun
Canterbury educational and fun history activities provide absorbing entertainment for the whole family which is not only fun, but also educational. Go to historical heritage sites and learn all about Canterbury's heritage, or to traditional Maori pas, amazing museums and more. Kids will love the interactive shows, fun games, colourful displays, and educational and history activities. more
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Mobile-friendly - Formerly Earth & Sky, Dark Sky Project is proud to be NZ’s premier stargazing and observatory experience located in one of the best regions in the world for seeing the night skies. Our expert guides and astrophotographers share the science and stories of the southern skies at a range of locations including the world-renowned University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory.
Discover New Zealand's military aviation story at the place where it all began. Engage with stories of the men and women who have helped shape New Zealand's military aviation journey, and reflect on their service and sacrifice through years of war and peace. FREE Admission, open daily (except Christmas Day), 10.00am-5.00pm.
Mobile-friendly - At the Arion Farm Education Park, you can see, touch, and feed a variety of farm animals and learn about their history and contribution to the New Zealand economy. Bring out your students and families to hand feed and learn about the animals. Pony rides and children's parties are also options, as well as picnics or barbeques.
For a "top" experience in Christchurch (only 15 minutes from central city), take a ride to the summit of the Port Hills, 500 metres above sea level. It's magical! Spectacular 360-degree views of Christchurch City, Lyttelton Harbour, Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Set atop the Gondola Summit Station, the Red Rock Cafe offers delicious snacks, light meals and beverages.
Ferrymead Heritage Park features an early 1900s (Edwardian) township, with exhibits such as houses, picture theatre, school classroom, church, jail, railway station, trains, lodge hall, post office, printers, tobacconist, general store, lawyer’s office and more. Located near the Port Hills. Combine a visit with a gondola ride to the summit, visit the port of Lyttelton, Heathcote Valley, Redcliffs and Sumner.
Mobile-friendly - South Canterbury Museum contains valuable collections of objects and information covering the natural and human history of South Canterbury. We collect specimens, artifacts, images, documents and information that can be used to explore the region's heritage. Permanent displays and a temporary exhibition programme provide fascinating glimpses into our region's past. Everyone is welcome to enjoy Timaru and South Canterbury's history.
Mobile-friendly - Soak in the stars with Tekapo Star Gazing, the only guided hot pools and stargazing tour in New Zealand! Learn about the incredible dark sky reserve with high-powered telescopes and a unique fusion of astronomy and storytelling then slip into a 38°C hot pool and admire the amazing Southern skies! Free Tekapo shuttle, towels and hot drinks are included.
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