Are you looking for something to do with the kids? Wanting something educational rather than having them play the Nintendo Wii all day? Well, I have a suggestion. The Adelaide Planetarium, located at Uni SA, Mawson Lakes Campus, is the solution. During the July school holidays, they are running movie sessions.
There are two short movies on show, the first one, titled "Wildest Weather in the Solar System", is suited for children 7 years and above. This film is a National Geographic production, so it is of high quality and great effects. Believe me, adults will find it interesting as well, and I guarantee you will be leaving having learnt some interesting facts.
The second movie, called "Tycho to the Moon", is based on a dog's adventures into outer space. This is more suited to children from 3 to 8 years old.
Each movie is shown on the Planetarium 360 degree full digital dome for maximum effects. The movies are around 20 minutes long, but the sessions include a 30 minute night sky presentation beforehand from a highly experienced lecturer.
Costs per session is $8 for adults and $6 for children.
A couple of quick tips: The Planetarium theatre holds 45 people, so make sure you ring and book in advance. Also, make sure you arrive early before your session to find a car park and the location of the Planetarium.
I certainly learnt something after my session, and if I had kids, I know where I'd be taking them these holidays. I hope you enjoy it too.