Discovery @ Canterbury Museum, Christchurch


Suitable for all ages

While the museum offers quite a lot that will keep kids happily entertained, this recommendation from a local Mum is specifically for ‘Discovery’ on the 3rd floor. The theme for this area is natural history and it includes a fossil dig. Models of animals such as a giraffe and meerkat are there for a hands on, up close look and explore by curious kids.

A trip to the museum can be tied into a tram ride as the stop 12 is right nearby. For more tram information see here. You can also enjoy a runaround in the Botanic Gardens within which the museum is set.

Discovery @ Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Kids On Board

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Contact Information

Tel: 03 366 5000


Address: Rolleston Ave at the end of Worcester Boulevard by the Botanic Gardens. There are free parking spaces in the Botanic gardens using the Armagh Street entrance (maximum time is 3 hours). Other nearby streets have paid parking.

Open: daily. The general museum hours are Summer: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm (October – March). Winter: 9.00 am – 5pm (April – September). Discovery closes 30 minutes earlier than this.

Price: Entry to the general museum is free. Discovery is charged at $2.00 per person (under three years free).

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