Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
Teachers, tots and students of all ages will be enthralled when they explore our inspired interactive learning environment in the heart of the city's Cultural Precinct. There's always something new to discover among the museum's impressive two million collections and special exhibitions. We make curriculum-based learning fun and offer pre and post-lesson support. The museum, first opened in 1870, is world-renowned for its natural and human history collections. Also, check out our cool school holiday programmes and events just for kids.
Phone: 03 366 5000 or Education 03 366 9429
Earth and Sky Mt John Observatory
Heart of Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
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Day or evening Educational Tours provide hands-on learning including telescope observations, while knowledgeable Astronomy Guides promote reciprocal question-asking, unleashing your student's curiosity.
Marvel at amazing Astronomy facts and current research projects. Teachers are able to personalise their experience, choosing their preferred Astronomy Programme.
This is the home of New Zealand's darkest skies and largest telescopes.
Our Office is situated in the Godley Hotel Complex:
Main St, Lake Tekapo
P: 03 680 6960
F: 03 680 6950
Hands On History
Lakes District Museum and Gallery
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Lakes District Museum and Gallery Arrowtown
Our interactive Hand-On History education programme, featuring the historically preserved goldmining town of Arrowtown, is designed to enrich and enhance the New Zealand curriculum. Students will experience first-hand and interactive learning in an authentic environment. All programme options are activity based, designed to suit all stages and styles of learning and all link clearly to the Social Studies Curriculum strands.
Tel: 03 442 0317
Fax: 03 442 0835
Howick Historical Village
We have programmes for both High School and Primary Students
We offer customised programmes for Years 9 - 13, as well as tertiary programmes. These include Geography, Drama, English, Tourism, Photography, Food and Fabric Technology and of course, History - a fabulous insight into New Zealand's past especially the establishment of Auckland as our early capital and the settlement of the whole area.
Primary students love delving into early colonial life in New Zealand through hands-on and interactive role-play experiences. We offer a unique EOTC programme involving the technological advancements and inventions made by the early settlers which include construction and engineering, agriculture, food tech, natural medicines, textiles and fabrics. We show how archaeological discoveries of the Fencible Period have helped us understand the lives that early settlers led.
Parents and teachers should also check out our popular holiday programmes and Howick Historical Village is a unique special events venue suitable for children's birthday parties to weddings and corporate events.
Onsite 1850s church, beautiful lawns and gardens with water features plus cafe & a choice of meeting halls for your special event.
Phone: 09 576 9506
Fax: 09 576 9708
Huka Prawn Park
Huka Falls Road - Taupo
Only $8 per child, Book today!
New Zealand's only prawn farm and the only geothermally heated prawn farm in the world!
The perfect mix of education and fun.
Take a guided tour where you'll learn about the science behind farming a tropical prawn in a sub-tropical environment. You'll also get to hand-feed baby prawns and we'll show you how to catch them.
Then enjoy our park full of fun, interactive features. This includes pedal boats, water bikes, water weights, trout feeding, geothermal footbaths and much more.
And of course, fish for your own prawns! Anything you catch you keep, you can even cook them and eat them on site!
Phone: 07 374 8474
O-I New Zealand
Safe, Sustainable, Ocean-Friendly Glass
New Zealand wide service.
Glass is an infinitely recyclable product and resource. One recycled glass bottle yields one new bottle over and over again. As a pure and sustainable product, glass has become the overwhelming consumer preference for food and beverage packaging. O-I New Zealand is the only container glass manufacturer based in Auckland and the sponsor of the O-I NZ Environmental Fund – see our website link below to view details on how to apply for a school grant.
09 976 7127
R.I.C. Publications NZ
R.I.C. Publications® has over 1000 teacher resources, representing key areas of learning for early years, and primary and lower secondary schooling. The resources are well recognised by schools as being practical, easy to use, well organised, and as displaying a strong teacher input as to both authorship and design. Products include reproducible teacher resources, student workbooks, digital and interactive educational products, posters, stickers, readers, reference and other educational items.
Phone: 06 759 4699
Free fax: 0800 123 0800
Free phone: 0800 293 648
Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World, Wanaka
Puzzling World offers one of the largest Puzzle gift shops in the country.
From NZ made wooden puzzles, string puzzles and metal creations to the latest multi-person games, all ages and all abilities are covered and offer great learning aides for the classroom.
Onsite cafe adjacent to the Puzzle Shop.
For more information on Puzzles & Games suitable for the classroom please contact us or visit the online shop at the below website.
Tel: 03 443 7489
Fax: 03 443 7486
Being SunSafe Outdoors In School!
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For Health, PE, Science, Maths, English, Literacy & Art resources visit
The Butterfly Garden
Thames New Zealand
Within Dickson Holiday Park
Victoria Street, Tararu, Thames
For your class visit we will provide a curriculum based programme suitable for biology, natural history, ecology and the environment that includes the life-cycle of the butterfly. Rain or shine the butterfly house makes an ideal class-trip so call us and ask for the school pack of worksheets to suit your students’ age-group. With an onsite cafe, we can provide a group menu plus help you organise your birthday, orientation party or end of term break-up.
Summer hours 1st September to 31st May,
OPEN 7 Days, 9.30am to 4.30pm. (Closed Christmas Day).
Winter hours 1st June to 31st August,
OPEN weekends only or by prior arrangement during the hours of 10am to 4pm.
Phone: 07 868 8080