Central city day out

Students explore Rutherford’s Den as part of our in-house education programme.

Whether you’re a general visitor, or a school taking part in the Rutherford’s Den Education Programme, why not maximise your trip by visiting both us and our neighbours on the same day?

The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities is also located on-site at the Arts Centre which is easy walking distance to Christchurch Art Gallery and Canterbury Museum – all of which run school education programmes.

Use the contacts below to combine history, art and science all in one day trip to the city.

  • Rutherford’s Den Education Programme

Suitable from Years 1 to 13, these dynamic, interactive and activities-based programmes are inspired by the work of famous New Zealand scientist Ernest, Lord Rutherford.
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  • Canterbury Museum Education Programmes

Programmes delivered at Canterbury Museum weave together learning areas, key competencies and inquiry-based learning to provide authentic experiences for students.
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  • Christchurch Art Gallery

Discover art with hands-on learning experiences based on the Gallery’s exhibitions and works in their collection.
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  • The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities

The Teece Museum and the James Logie Memorial Collection are great resources for teaching and learning. They cater for primary and secondary schools, academics, university students, and general interest groups.
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Upcoming Events

The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Tī kōuka string-making classes

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

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Posh Porridge pop-ups

Every Wednesday

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Resourceful skills workshops

Throughout the year

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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

Every university term Friday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Leigh Martin & Michael Hight

25 July - 25 August 2019

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Chitin

5 - 18 August 2019

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New Zealand International Film Festival

8 - 25 August 2019

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The Arts Centre & University of Canterbury concert series

11 August, 23 September & 13 October 2019

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Fantastic Feasts Poetry Competition

12 August to 27 September 2019

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Money, Money, Money: A beard, prosperity and matricide

16 August 2019

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Natalie Haynes: Troy Story

18 August 2019

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New Music Central – Justin DeHart (NZ/USA)

19 August 2019

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Careers in Heritage

22 August 2019

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Aotearoa Quilters – New Zealand Through Our Eyes

28 August - 1 September 2019

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Poetry Workshop for Young Writers

31 August 2019

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HIVE

6 & 7 September, 10 to 14 September, 17 to 21 September 2019

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Sappho, Satyrs, Socrates and Seduction

13 September 2019

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