Discovery reopens at Canterbury Museum

24 April 2013

Christchurch parents will be celebrating with the reopening of Discovery, Canterbury Museum's natural history centre designed especially for children.

Discovery has been closed since April 2012, in order for earthquake strengthening works to the building to be completed. With the remedial works now finished, the Museum will reopen its Level 3 galleries including Discovery, Geology and the Bird Hall tomorrow – just in time for Anzac Day and the school holidays.

Museum Director Anthony Wright says he is pleased to be able to reopen Level 3 to the public.

"We've received so many enquiries from the public, particularly parents, about when Discovery may reopen, so I'm delighted to announce that it will reopen tomorrow,” he says.

"Our Discovery centre is an important part of the Museum experience. It's a great family activity and offers children a place to learn about our natural history, have fun and interact with other children in a safe environment."

Discovery at Canterbury Museum will open Thursday 25 April, 2013 at 9am.

Find out more at Canterbury Museum.