Quake City, Christchurch

4.4
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.
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  • Thought this was a great way to understand more of what occurred and the aftermath of the earthquake. Live footage of the earthquake really brought it home how quick and destructive it was. The first ...  more »
  • We visited Quake City and I must say it was very emotional and confronting. It’s one thing to have watched it on tv but to see actual footage from when the earthquake hit and to listen to the intervie...  more »
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  • What an awesome thought invoking display. The video interviews broke my heart. Thoughts go to everyone affected by the tragic events that have taken so much of such a young countries heritage. Such well informed and helpful attendants. Leave at least three hours to appreciate it.
  • Very interactive exhibition, well done! Approaching earth quakes from multiple perspectives, Maori, science, personal experiences. Plenty of touch screens, sounds, videos, visual explanations and more. Worth a visit for sure, but allow at least 2/3 hours prior to closing time for a full experience.
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