Play with Christchurch’s coolest sand pit to learn about the science behind liquefaction. This hands-on interactive model demonstrates how the ground liquefied in parts of Canterbury during the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, burying streets and sinking buildings.
The model pumps air into a bed of sand, causing it to shift and liquefy much like the ground did during the earthquakes. The model was funded by Tonkin + Taylor.
Help us rebuild Christchuch! What is your vision for a new residential or commercial building for our city?
Use these LEGO pieces to let your imagination run wild and build your design for Christchurch.
Pick up an activity sheet from the front desk and search the exhibits for the answers. Each answer contains further clues that will reveal a hidden phrase. If you can uncover it, you might win a spot prize!