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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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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Ko Au – Alix Ashworth

4 October - 25 November 2019

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Season of the Witch Film Festival

5 - 31 October 2019

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SCAPE Season 2019 at The Arts Centre

5 October - 16 November 2019

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Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival at The Arts Centre

11 - 27 October 2019

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Ōtautahi on Film

13 & 20 October 2019

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Viewpoint/Tirohanga – The Shoebox Collection

14 - 27 October 2019

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He Whare, He Taiao… Kia Matapopore..!

15 October 2019

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142 years of Unfolding History

16 October 2019

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The story of Professor Francis Haslam

18 October 2019

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Architectural Encounters – Designing Colonial Canterbury

23 October 2019

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Hugh Stewart’s Odyssey

24 October 2019

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FoUND: Festival of the (Un)Dead at The Arts Centre

25 October 2019

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Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror

25 October 2019

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show singalong

25 October 2019

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Silversmiths’ Guild of Canterbury annual exhibition

28 October - 3 November 2019

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Ancient Greece in Māori Literature

6 November 2019

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He Hōia Ahau – I Am Soldier

2 - 16 November 2019

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