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Australian Museum - Winter School Holiday Program 2021 (Cancelled)

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Published June 18th 2021
Ignite your child's creativity
Australian Museum Winter School Holiday Program 2021
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The weather is cold, it's tempting to just stay inside. The kids you will soon send you bonkers as they beg to be entertained. The Australian Museum has announced its Winter School Holiday program. Budding scientists and want to be archaeologists or those that just enjoy playing with dirt, will love the lineup of great activities commencing 28 June until 9 July. There will be plenty to see, do and experience from drama workshops featuring Edward the Emu, to a crowd favourite, Scientist for a Day program.

Australian Museum Winter School Holiday Program 2021
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Cordelia Hough, Creative Producer of Family and Children's Programs said, "We are so excited to present our new school holidays program for Winter. Children from five to 12 years can join our experts for a variety of workshops that will unlock their creativity and expand their minds before the new school term begins."

"From learning more about the world's oldest living cultures and conducting your own archaeological experiments shoulder-to-shoulder with experts in the field, to developing skills and confidence in drama with an award-winning theatre company, the AM's Winter School Holidays Program has a unique selection of activities to cater for all tastes," Hough said.

"These activities are also incredible teaching tools for kids. Through a series of hands-on experiments, engaging tours and educational games, children will learn all about First Nations cultures and history through an archaeological lens. In addition, kids will gain valuable skills in creativity, collaboration, and self-acceptance in our drama workshop," Hough said.

Scientist for a Day: Archaeologist

Australian Museum - Winter School Holiday Program 2021
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Kids can discover more about the world's oldest living cultures in this full-day workshop. First Nations AM staff will share evidence of how Aboriginal people lived and adapted to environmental change. This event also includes a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Australian Museum's conservation lab and a guided tour of the First Nations Galleries.

Tues, 29 June & Wed, 30 June, 9:30am-3:30pm. Ages: 8-12 years. $100 per child (AM Members); $125 per child (non-Members).

Drama Workshop: 'Edward the Emu' with the Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Australian Museum Winter School Holiday Program 2021
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Sydney favourite children's theatre company, Monkey Baa will entertain the kids with a 2-hour theatre-making experience. They will go on a journey through the eyes of an Emu. Highlights include: a reading of Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement. This special event will also include a unique teaching experience with experts from Monkey Baa and a short tour with First Nations AM staff to discover the importance of the emu in First Nations culture. Kids can also have a photo with the puppet of Edward the Emu. Tues, 6 July & Wed, 7 July, 10:30am-12:30pm & 1:30-3:30pm. Ages: 5-8 years. FREE with Creative Kids voucher or $52 per child (AM Members); $65 per child (non-Members).

Prehistoric Playground

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Dinosaur fans will love this fun workshop. Possibly for the first time, your kids will want to clean. Yes, they will have the opportunity to assist with cleaning a real 75-million-year-old Centrosaurus fossil. Knowledge building with learning about the plants and animals that once inhabited a Jurassic swamp only a few hours from Sydney. Loads of other fun stuff including paper plane making and colouring activities where they can view their finished work on a 9m projection screen.
Open daily 10am-4:30pm. Included with FREE general admission.

Australian Museum Winter School Holiday Program 2021
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Unsettled Exhibition

Australian Museum Winter School Holiday Program 2021
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The AM's newest major exhibition, Unsettled, uncovers the untold histories behind this nation's foundation story. First Nations voices reveal the hidden stories of devastation, survival and the fight for recognition. These first-hand accounts are presented through long-hidden historical documents, large-scale artworks, immersive experiences and never-before-seen objects from the AM's collections and beyond. A family-friendly activity booklet is being developed in partnership with Red Room Poetry, just in time for the winter school holidays. The booklet will deepen engagement with the exhibition using poems by First Nations artists that respond to the themes of invasion, resistance, identity, and healing. Recommended for ages 8 and above as the event addresses some confronting topics. Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday, 10am-5pm. Nights at the Museum: Thurs, 5pm-9pm until the end of June. Included with FREE general admission.

Unsettled Tours
Kids can take a tour to illuminate the meaning of key exhibition objects and offer a deeper understanding. Recommended for ages 8 plus. See the website for more details. Wed, Sat, Sun, 10:30am-1pm. Nights at the Museum: Thurs, 10 June 30 June, 6pm-7:30pm. $20 Members, $25 non-Members, $12.50 Children.

For more information and to book tickets, visit:

What: Winter School Holidays program at the AM
When: Monday, 28 June Friday, 9 July 2021
Where: Australian Museum, 1 William St, Sydney NSW 2010

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Phone: 02 9320 6000
Where: Australian Museum, 1 William St, Sydney NSW
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