Quake City Free Weekend
Cantabrians are invited to reflect on their earthquake experiences at Quake City during a free entry weekend.
The entry fee for the special exhibition is waived for visitors on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August.
Quake City is designed to take visitors through the events of the Canterbury earthquakes, from the first shake on 4 September 2010, through the destruction and rescue efforts of 22 February 2011 and the cleanup and rebuild over subsequent years.
Some of the defining objects of the Canterbury earthquakes are on display, including the top of the spire of ChristChurch Cathedral, as well as items like road cones, water containers and portaloos that were part of many Cantabrians’ lives post-earthquake.
Visitors can harness pedal power to watch a short film on Gap Filler’s cycle-powered cinema, or design new buildings for Christchurch using Lego bricks. There are also scientific explanations for what caused the quakes and why the February seismic event, in particular, was so devastating.
Supported by Major Sponsor