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

Kidz HQ Day

Kidz HQ Day 

The National Army Museum Te Mata Toa is hosting our annual Kidz HQ Day on Saturday 7 October 2017. Come along and enjoy a fun, family day out including a behind-the-scenes look at Waiouru Military Camp and an action-packed ride on our M548 vehicle. This year marks a special milestone for Kidz HQ as we celebrate our 10th birthday!

Registration to attend Kidz HQ Day costs $10 per child, which includes morning tea, lunch and annual membership renewal. Please remember to bring your membership card when you register on the day. To find out more about what is included in an annual Kidz HQ membership, click here.

RSVP: If you would like to attend this year’s event please RSVP to one of our friendly educators. You can let us know by completing an online enquiry form or contacting our Education team on (06) 387 6911 ext. 220 or email Please indicate how many people in total will attend and if anyone in your group has special dietary requirements. 

Kidz HQ Day Itinerary

Gather and register in Building 81 at the National Army Museum. Morning tea and birthday cake to welcome participants!

Continue to Waiouru Military Camp Pool carpark. Tour of Army Clothing Store with Wilhelmina Pou, dress-up and photos.

Fun training session with an Army Physical Instructor at Eru Brown Gymnasium.

Lunch at the museum.

Demonstration by Waiouru Military Camp Fire Department.

M548 vehicle rides.

Return to Building 81 for farewell.

Morning Tea and Lunch

This year lunch will be provided by the same company who feed our soldiers at Waiouru Military Camp. If you have special dietary needs please ensure that you bring alternative kai to keep fueled during the day and the $5.00 lunch fee will not apply to you. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle with you as you may get thirsty during our physical activities. Please contact one of our Educators to indicate any special dietary needs as soon as possible.

Footwear and Clothing

With lots of activities in store, including a session with our friendly Army Physical Training Instructor, we will be on the move throughout the day. It is important that all participants have appropriate footwear such as sneakers or runners, preferably not jandals. Due to the often harsh climate here in Waiouru, we encourage you to bring a warm jacket in case the weather turns bad.