Rutherford’s Den Education Programme

Book now for the popular Rutherford’s Den education programmes – back at the Arts Centre and available Monday to Friday. Dynamic, interactive and activities-based, the programmes are inspired by the work of famous New Zealand scientist Ernest, Lord Rutherford.

img_4605-low-resSuitable for children from Years 1 to 13 and supported by the Ministry of Education, these unique and stimulating programmes have links to the curriculum and the five competencies. They provide students with access to tools, objects, exhibits, artefacts, expertise, and hands-on experiences that are not available in the immediate school environment.

The programmes are once again being offered from Rutherford’s Den on-site at the Arts Centre following a major refurbishment.

The space is now a hands-on science museum, based on the major discoveries of Rutherford, including the nuclear atom. To find out more, either fill out the booking form below, or send us an email at educationt@artscentre.org.nz

Programmes are $5 per student. This should not be considered an obstacle to any school who wishes to attend as subsidies are available. Please contact us to discuss.

 

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Upcoming Events

Beyond the Grave: Death in Ancient Times

5 May 2018 - 24 February 2019

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COMNAP Antarctic photo exhibition

21 September – 27 October 2018

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Ann Robinson/John Walsh exhibition

4 October - 4 November 2018

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Homeric Echoes in a WWI Diary

16 October 2018

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Suffrage Series at the Arts Centre

16, 17 & 19 October 2018

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FESTA 2018: Roman Dining – A Guide to Status and Mores

19 October 2018

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SCAPE Public Art 20th anniversary exhibition

19 October - 11 November 2018

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Magic Moments in Music variety concert and dance

20 October 2018

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FESTA 2018: Make an Eating Spoon for Eating Local

20 & 22 October 2018

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Taste North Canterbury mini festival

25 October 2018

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Highway to Hades – Halloween fun for all ages

31 October 2018

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Necessary Traditions Festival by Rekindle

8 November - 17 November 2018

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Elizabeth Thomson photography exhibition

8 November - 9 December 2018

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The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday from 11 November

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Space Weather: Impacts on New Zealand

14 November 2018

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Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema

December, January & February

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The ‘It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas’ Market

9 December 2018

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Forget Me Not Memorials Trail

5 January – 3 February 2019

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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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