School Holiday Fun At The Australian Museum

Make sure a visit to The Australian Museum is on your school holiday 'to do' list this April. There's loads of activities and workshops to keep the kids entertained.

Wild Yoga (ages 4-7yrs + adults)

Stretch and pose on the wild side through a series of animal-inspired movements and stories. Led by yoga teacher and Play School presenter Rachael Coopes, Wild Yoga is set in the stunning Wild Planet exhibition at the Australian Museum, beneath a 17m whale skeleton and surrounded by 400 other animals including lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Children wear wireless headsets, that tune out everything but music, live audio cues and stories shared by the instructor.

Where:     Wild Planet, Ground Level
When:      Tuesday 16 April 2019; 8am, 8.30am & 9am. Wednesday 17 April 2019 8am & 8.30am
Cost:        Non-Member $29. AM Member $25 (price per yoga mat so you can share with your child)

Mini-Makers Series in the Deep Sea (4-12yrs + adults)

Dive into the coolest underwater party where children and accompanying adults craft bioluminescent sea creatures and rock out, like a seahorse, at the silent disco.

Participants, including adults, wear a headset and choose between different channels of music presented by a Playground Sounds DJ.

When you've had enough of dancing, head over to the Mini-Makers space to create sea creatures, such as anglerfish and comb jellies, using fluorescent markers and phosphorescent craft materials that glow under UV black lights.

Where:     Level 2, Education Classrooms
When:      13-18 & 22-28 April 2019; 11am-12pm & 1-2pm
Cost:        $8-$10/child (adults free after general admission)

Claymation Film Making Workshops (8+yrs)

Enjoy a full day workshop at the Australian Museum, presented by Digi Ed, where children write, shoot and edit a short claymation movie using a mix of natural resources, recycled materials, including marine debris, in addition to clay. All materials will be provided and each participant will receive a DVD of their finished product.

These workshops will give kids the skills to enter the University of Sydney’s Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize competition, an annual science film competition open to all primary and high school students in Australia. Enter the competition by Friday 3 May. There is a prize pool of $10,000 up for grabs to be shared between the winners and their schools.

​​​​​Where:     Culture Space Education Classroom, Level 2
When:      23 & 24 April; 9.30am-3.30pm
Cost:        GA $105; AM Member $90

Scientist for a Day (8-12yrs) 

Dive into this full day program for mini-marine biologists and discover the underwater world of whales.

Did whales ever walk on land? Do they sleep? Why do whales beach themselves? Children will discover the latest research and meet real scientists to help answer these fascinating questions. Dr. Vanessa Pirotta will share her research using drones to collect whale snot for an assessment of whale health.

You'll get exclusive access to the immersive exhibition Whales | Tohorā. Come face-to-face with the world’s largest animals and celebrate their role in South Pacific Islanders’ rich cultural history.

This special 'Scientist for a Day' program is jam-packed with fun activities including a behind-the-scenes tour of the marine mammal or Ichthyology collection, science experiments, games, and more!

​​​​​Where:     Museum Entrance, corner of William and College Street
When:      Tuesday 16 April or Wednesday 17 April, 9am-4pm
Cost:        GA $125; AM Member $105

For more information or to make a booking, click HERE to visit the website.

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