Even if you think you’re not interested in war history or aircraft, you’ll find this unique museum a fascinating experience. The Knights of the Sky exhibit incorporates a mix of flyable planes and static exhibits and is one of the world’s largest collections of World War I aircraft and memorabilia. Among its treasures are a 1913 Caproni CA 22, the only known aircraft of its type left in existence. Extensive dioramas, created in meticulous detail with special effects lighting (made by the special effects gurus at Weta Workshop ), make for an amazing multi-sensory experience. The center’s trust is chaired by renowned New Zealand filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson.