The Australian Museum: Summer School Holiday Fun

  • Sat Dec 18 2021 - Thu Jan 27 2022
  • Preschoolers
    Kids
    Teens
  • See website for cost

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

Theatre workshop: Edward the Emu

An entertaining, theatre-making experience with award-winning Sydney children’s theatre company Monkey Baa for children aged 5 – 8 years.

Where:     LG, Patricia McDonald Education Rooms
When:      Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 January 2022: 10.30am - 12.30pm | 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Cost:        $52 per child (Members), $65 per child (non-Members), free with Creative Kids voucher.

Visit the website to book the Edward the Emu theatre workshop. 

Australian Museum
The kids will love meeting Edward the Emu at The Australian Museum these summer holidays.

Nature Photography Workshops

Photography buffs of all ages can jumpstart their creativity and learn how to capture nature's best angle in these introductory school holiday workshops. There are different workshops available for kids who are aged 5-8, 8-12 and 13-16.

Where:     LG, Patricia McDonald Education Rooms
When:      Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 January 2022:‏‎ ‎‏‏‎‎‏‏‎‎‏‏‎ 10.30 - 11.30am | 12- 2pm | 2.30 - 4.30pm
Cost:        $28 - $68 per child (Members), $35 - $85 per child (non-Members), free with Creative Kids voucher

Visit the website to book the Nature Photography workshop. 

The Australian Museum
Book your kids into a Nature Photography workshop at The Australian Museum these summer holidays.

Prehistoric Playground

The Australian Museum has it's very own stomping ground for dinosaur buffs. Children of all ages can help the Museum’s resident palaeontologists excavate and clean a real 75-million-year-old fossil, discover which plants and animals once inhabited a Jurassic swamp only a few hours from Sydney, colour your dinosaur and see it come to life on our 9m projection.  Learn how feathers and wings have evolved for flight by making your own aerodynamic nature objects. 

Where:     Level 2
When:      Open daily 10am – 4.30pm
Cost:        FREE

Visit the website to find out more about the Prehistoric Playground.

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Budding palaeontologists will jump back to the Age of Dinosaurs in the Prehistoric Playground at The Australian Museum. 

Unsettled: Power through Poetry

You can also check out Unsettled - a FREE exhibition that uncovers the untold histories behind this nation’s foundation story. Your primary and secondary school aged children can engage with the exhibition through Power through Poetry - an activity book that has been designed to deepen your engagement with Unsettled as you look, listen, and reflect. Be inspired by the poems of First Nations artists that respond to the themes in this powerful exhibition, then use the prompts and activities to create your own poems.

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

While you are at The Australian Museum, you can also check out the 2021 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition, which has FREE admission. Here you'll immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world in this stunning photographic exhibition, with more than 100 sensational wildlife and nature photos on display.

For further information, visit the Australian Museum website.

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