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

Kids Zone

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.

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.

Christmas Activity

Download this fun Christmas activity sheet.

ANZAC activities

Anzac Day 2015 (25th April) was the 100 year anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli during World War One. Here’s some fun 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.