National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

Kidz HQ

The National Army Museum is one of the best New Zealand museums for kids, combining an entertaining day out with education about our military history. With lots of fun activities and excellent tours arranged by the Museum’s Education Team, your children will have fun while learning. Sign up for Kidz HQ Membership to receive free National Army Museum entry for a year, special events and regular newsletters.

Term 1 April School Holidays 2017

Drop in these April School Holidays for an action-packed adventure at the National Army Museum Te Mata Toa in Waiouru. Fun, hands-on activities will be offered to children and families in our educational and interactive Kidz HQ space during the holiday period.

Visitors to the Museum’s galleries can seek out hidden artefacts in our Mystery Objects treasure hunt and those keen for a challenge can discover the amazing creatures who’ve helped our soldiers at war with the Animals at War Activity Trail.

Additional Activities and Events:

Click to view full holiday programme.

17th – 28th April

9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday

Animals at War Activity Trail

From war horses to wandering turtles, discover the amazing creatures who’ve helped out soldiers at war. Follow the trail through the Museum to find hidden artefacts and earn war medal stamps along the way! Try out this Animals at War Codebreaker to reveal the secret message.


ANZAC activities

Download the Colouring In
Junior Anzac Colouring PDF and Senior Anzac Colouring PDF

Short Story or Poetry – Download Flyer (126kB) – (note this is no longer a running competition)

Write a short story OR piece of original poetry on one of the following themes: Remembrance, ANZAC Day, How I remember

Fun Activities

Puzzles and Games


Arts and Crafts


One of the best New Zealand museums for kids – entertaining and educating kids about our military history.