Renewable energy room

A brand new room has been added to the Rutherford’s Den experience, themed around renewable energy and its importance to New Zealand, proudly sponsored by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

The main exhibit in the room is a life-sized colourful interactive screen, where users move certain parts of their body to trigger actions on the screen, involving geothermal, hydro, wind, wave and solar power generation. Watch the video to see how it works.

Rutherford’s Den Future Energy Showcase from the Arts Centre – Christchurch on Vimeo.

There are also interesting exhibits discussing where our energy comes from in New Zealand, and what is driving increased energy requirements.

Did you know – 80% of our electricity in 2014 was powered by renewable resources?

Ernest Rutherford explored new ways of producing energy and finding sources of power as part of some of his experimentation in the 1930s.

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We are grateful to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) for their sponsorship towards the activities in this room.

Upcoming Events

Beyond the Grave: Death in Ancient Times

5 May 2018 - 24 February 2019

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To Ōtautahi With Love art exhibition

2 November 2018 - 4 January 2019

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Over & Out – Anton Mogridge

23 November - 19 December 2018

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The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Free Christmas card making

29 November - 24 December 2018

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Special Christmas kai at the Arts Centre

December 2018

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Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema

December, January & February

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Pop Lab installation and fabrication lab

10 - 24 December 2018 & 7 January - 17 February 2019

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Stanley Palmer and company exhibition

13 December 2018 - 27 January 2019

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Children of the Night

13 - 15 December 2018

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2019 New Year Concert, Chinese Festival (NZ)

5 January 2019

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Forget Me Not Memorials Trail

5 January – 3 February 2019

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Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival

10 January - 3 February 2019

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Kaput

11 - 20 January 2019

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Guy Montgomery – I was Part of the Problem…

11 - 15 January 2019

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The Miss Behave Gameshow

11 - 20 January 2019

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Breaking Bread

15 January 2019

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Melanie Bracewell – Melodrama

16 - 20 January 2019

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The Revolver Club

24 - 27 January & 31 January - 3 February 2019

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Matariki 2019

25 Pipiri June - 7 Hōngongoi July 2019

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