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Hai whakatakatū haerenga ā-kura Planning a school visit 

Students from Sockburn School

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In School Visits 

Canterbury Museum is on the road, bringing our hands-on, resource rich education programmes to your school. All the programmes delivered by our educators weave together learning areas, key competencies and object-based learning to provide authentic experiences for tamariki.

For our in-school programmes to be effective all we need is:

  • A minimum of one day at your school to maximise the learning opportunities for your students. We will arrive at your site early in the day and stay until the school day ends.
  • A space large enough for our educators to deliver our programme to your students

Our learning experiences are targeted and tailored to meet students’ learning outcomes and aim to enrich and enhance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes while complementing classroom learning at the appropriate level. 

Our in-school visits are easy to use. There is no need to organise buses or parent helpers to organise. We bring our programmes to your school and take your students through a rich, hands-on 50-minute learning experience. We will work with you to tailor the programme to your learning needs.

Site Visits

Our Riccarton House, Riccarton Bush and Quake City programmes are still available for school groups.

How much does it cost?

Our in-school programmes cost $2.50/student. If the programme involves visiting Quake City, Riccarton House or Riccarton Bush there is a $2.00 cost for each visitor.

We will invoice your school after delivering our programmes to you. There is no cost for self-guided visits, though a koha is always appreciated.

Self-guided visits to Canterbury Museum at CoCA

School groups are welcome to explore Canterbury Museum at CoCA, but please book your visit as we can only accommodate one class at a time. Please be aware that there is no bag storage available for your students.

We recommend allowing at least 30 minutes to fully explore the pop-up Museum.

When you arrive, please wait outside, clear of the entrance, while the group leader checks in at the information desk. A member of our Visitor Host team will greet you and give your group a health and safety briefing on what to do in an emergency.

Photography is permitted though the pop-up Museum and our Visitor Host team can inform you on the policy of using still or motion cameras.

Food and drink cannot be brought into the pop-up Museum gallery spaces and unfortunately there is no area in the Museum where groups can eat their own food.

There is no cost for self-guided visits, though a koha is always appreciated.