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

Resourceful Skills Workshops with Rekindle

16 June - 23 July 2018

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Time+Grid+Now at The Central

21 June - 22 July 2018

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Matariki Celebrations

21 June - 22 July 2018

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Kirsty Bedi – finding inspiration in Te Taiao, the natural environment

6 - 7 July 2018 (Matariki Mākete)

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Matariki Night Markets

6 - 7 July 2018

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KidsFest Pots and Pieces

9 - 10 July 2018

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KidsFest Amazing Atoms

9 - 10 July, 16 - 17 July 2018

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KidsFest Fudge Cottage Workshops

9 - 20 July 2018

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UC Winter Series

22 July - 23 September 2018

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My Heartland – by Ira Mitchell-Kirk

6th - 19th August 2018

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House of Travel Botanic D’Lights

8 - 12 August 2018

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Mid Winter Carnival

24 - 25 August 2018

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Rembrandt Remastered

5 September - 3 October 2018

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Rekindle’s new home at the Arts Centre

12 June 2018

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2018 Canterbury Heritage Awards Finalists

26 April 2018

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New Arts Centre Chief Executive Appointment

10 April 2018

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Sunday Guided Heritage Tour

1.30pm every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concerts

Last Monday of every month

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The Actor’s Dojo

6.30–8.30pm during school terms

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UC Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Fridays during Uni term

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