Quake City : The Christchurch Earthquake Story
Quake City tells stories of heroism, hope and loss from the Canterbury earthquakes. It explains the science and the phenomenon of liquefaction – when the shaking liquefied the ground and it bubbled up burying streets and sinking buildings. As well there are lots of hands-on activities for all age groups, making this an absorbing family outing.
The exhibition charts the aftermaths of the 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes and the extraordinary response of the emergency services, international rescue teams, the thousands of volunteers who pitched in to help – construction workers, the Student Volunteer Army, the Farmy Army – and the incredible resilience of Canterbury’s communities.
Quake City includes some of the objects which have defined the Canterbury earthquakes including the spire of ChristChurch Cathedral and the railway station clocks which stopped during the earthquakes.
Family Activities at Quake City
There's something to interest all age groups at Quake City. Children can design buildings with LEGO, experiment with a liquefaction sandpit or solve the puzzle of our activity trail.
Quake City details
Open 10.00 am - 5.00 pm 7 days, except Christmas Day.
Children under 15 (accompanied by an adult) Free
Children under 15 (unaccompanied by an adult) $8
A special exhibition from Canterbury Museum: www.canterburymuseum.com