Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch / Quake City
At Quake City, find out why the city of Christchurch looks the way it does today. This multi-sensory attraction informs visitors about the causes and effects of the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. Learn about the science of earthquakes through interactive displays, such as an active liquefaction volcano. View photographs and videos capturing stories of rescue teams during the aftermath of volcanic activities, and look for the cathedral spire destroyed in the 2011 earthquake. If you're visiting with little ones, the Lego table will keep children occupied. Use our Christchurch trip itinerary maker tool to visit Quake City on your trip to Christchurch, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Quake City Reviews
The exhibits were great, but for the price you pay, it was a little underwhelming. Even if you read everything, you could get through in less than 30 minutes, so $20 per adult is on the upper-end... more »
This is definitely not something for rainy days only. We had already visited Napier's museum with an interesting quake exhibition but it makes a difference to be in a city with still fresh wounds. In.... more »
Fantastic museum telling the story of the earthquake. A lot of interesting facts on quakes. The museum does a great job showing the impact on individuals. In one corner they show interviews, where you'll hear some impactful stories of people who lived through it. Also offers some interactive exhibits, which are great for young and old alike.
Thought provoking and interesting exhibits and very good 12.51 film. However not nearly enough seats for the film, people were standing and sitting on the floor. I also think the entrance price is too high for what you get. Where do all the profits from the entrance money go, because they must be big.
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