Australian Botanic Garden Winter 2017 Program

  • Wed Jun 14 - Sat Aug 19 2017
  • Preschoolers
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Visit the Australian Botanic Garden in Mount Annan this July school holidays.

Under 5’s Bush Play Group - Tasters (2.5-5yrs): Bush Play Group aims to help children grow and develop with and in nature. Children will climb, dig, explore, build, engage their senses, discover and play in the new nature play area.
When:      Wednesday 14, Thursday 29 June, Friday 7 & Tuesday 18 July, 9.30–11am
Cost:        $20 per child (with adult)  

Under 5’s Bush Play Group – Winter (2.5-5yrs): Bush Play Group is a return to a time when children were able to explore nature freely, build cubby houses, make mud pies, find bugs, play games and make new friends. 
When:      Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August, 9.30–11am
Cost:        $100 (allows one child and one adult for 5 sessions)

Bushrangers (5-12yrs): Children will enjoy a full day of wildlife, bushcrafts, outdoor challenges, games and free play.
When:      Monday 3 & Tuesday 11 July, 9am–4pm
Cost:        $85 per child

NAIDOC (5-12yrs): NAIDOC Week annual theme for 2017 is Our Languages Matter. Come along as we look at country through Aboriginal eyes exploring together we will all journey through Dharawal Country walking the pathway through the infamous Bushfood Walk the Fruit Loop Walk finding rock engravings hidden within the Bush tucker Garden joining words and tracks and trails of our Australian animals and plants.
When:      Thursday 7 July, 10–11.30am
Cost:        $20 per child

Kids vs Wild (5-12yrs): This winter edition of Kids vs Wild will have you testing your survival skills and using a compass and signalling techniques to get help. Will you make it home?
When:       Thursday 6 & Monday 10 July, 10am–12pm
Cost:         $22 per child

Maker Mayhem (6-14yrs): You'll use motors, wires. batteries and craft materials to make all sorts of contraptions. You'll even create a Scribble Bot drawing robot to take home too... lots to do here for the child who wants to build stuff! 
When:       Tuesday 4 July, 9am–12pm
Cost:         $45

Use the Force(s) (6-14yrs): We'll use rockets, bike wheels, science toys and weird contraptions as we look in depth at how push and pull forces act to move objects. You'll discover how friction works as well as explore rotational forces and find out what inertia is all about. Plus, you'll make your own rubber band racer to keep.
When:       Tuesday 4 July, 1–4pm
Cost:         $40

Chemical Concoctions (8yrs+): Learn how to make elephant's toothpaste, milk rainbows, gooey slime, fizzy potions, giant bubbles and more and more! Participate in a professional chemical science show and make slime to take home!
When:       Wednesday 5 July, 9am–12pm 
Cost:         $40

Natural Disasters (8yrs+): Explore the science of survival as we look at disasters from a human and natural perspective, and investigate some of the skills that you might need to survive one! Learn tricks of communication and codes in times of crisis. 
When:        Wednesday 5 July, 1–4pm
Cost:          $40

Gross & Gory workshop (6-14yrs): Explore all things creepy and gooey in the name of studying the human body. Make fake snot, vile vomit bombs, exploding pimples, fake wounds and more. Not for the faint hearted...but so much fun!
When:        Wednesday 12 July, 9am–12pm
Cost:          $40 inc.

Extreme Engineering Workshop (8-14yrs): Kids will put their imagination to the test constructing all sorts of contraptions. We’ll be exploring the world of engineering through a series of activities designed to make you creatively think around design challenges.
When:         Wednesday 12 July, 1–4pm
Cost:           $30

Lego Robotics 1 - beginners (8-14yrs): Learn how to program our brand new Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to do your bidding. In this exciting program learn how to teach a robot to do what you wish using motors, sensors and more!
When:         Thursday 13 July, 9am–12pm
Cost:           $40

Lego Robotics 2 - intermediate (8-14yrs): Extend your knowledge of programming with more challenges using our brand new Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots. 
When:        Thursday 13 July, 1–4pm
Cost:          $40

Science in the Wild: Surrounded by the quintessence of Australian fauna and flora, our exhibitors will present all kinds of science in a way that will fascinate all generations. We start with a dinosaur that will transport us back into Gondwana times and finish with the newest technologies of our neighbouring universities. 
When:      Sun 13 August, 10am–3pm
Cost:        Free

PlantBank Party: The special research centre will be filled to the brim with activities, games and shows- celebrating science on one big day of fun. Seeds, slime, rainforests, rocks, reptiles, flowers, insects and botanical illustration are just some of topics on show. Everyone is invited to dress up in their favourite science themed outfit, there will be prizes for best dressed.
When:      Sat 19 August, 11am–3pm
Cost:        Free

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