July 2023 School Holidays at the Australian Museum

July 2023 School Holidays at the Australian Museum


Posted 2023-06-23 by Ashleigh Meiklefollow

Sat 01 Jul 2023

Are you looking for something fun and educational for your kids to do during these school holidays? The Australian Museum is the place to go, and they have something for everyone to enjoy. Every day has a range of activities for children of all ages. The program includes short workshops like Lino Printing for Teens on the 4th of July, and various Scientist for a Day programs where children aged nine to twelve can learn about Collection, or Care, and Conservation, Marine Biology, or younger children might enjoy learning about printmaking, and there will be a Creative Insects workshop running every day for all ages. It looks like a lot of the full-day events have all sold out – but I have included them to give people an idea of what to expect if they are booked in, to understand what they are if they see them, and to illustrate the different things that the museum offers during their school holiday program.

Creative Insects
Runs from the 1st of July to the 16th of July from 10 am until 3pm each day, is free for all ages, and will be held at the Burra Learning Space. Kids can create their own insects whilst celebrating the insect world. It is an activity you can drop by during the rest of your visit to the museum. The workshop will be run by artist Tamara Gulic Phoenix.

[LINK=https://australian.museum/event/lino-printing/]Lino Printing for Teens

This two-hour workshop is aimed at teens aged 13 to 16 years old and is run by visual artist Leon Fernandes in Education Rooms 1 and 2, on Level UG. The workshop will cost $52 per person for members or $65 for non-members. It is a workshop to encourage young artists to embrace their creativity and show the importance of art. The same workshop ran in April, and you can attend again if you would like to.

Scientist For A Day: Collection, Care and Conservation

Unfortunately, this event is sold out, but it is an all-day event that runs from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm on Wednesday the 5th or Thursday the 6th of July in the Education Rooms. It is aimed at children aged 9 to 12 years old. Those lucky enough to attend will learn what the conservators at the museum do to protect archaeological and cultural objects, rare books, archives, and biological and geological specimens. The program also includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum. This would be such fun – keep an eye on the museum website to see what other school holiday programs will be run later in the year.

Scientist For A Day: Marine Biologist [/LINK]

This program is also sold out – like the above workshop, this will give you an idea of what to expect if you're going or if you are able to do it when the program is run again. It will also be held in the Education Rooms on Tuesday the 11th of July or Wednesday the 12th of July. Children in this workshop will learn about marine biology and the ocean environment and take part in scientific experiments. It is a great workshop for children who have a passion for marine biology, and they will get to see behind the scenes at the museum and meet experienced scientists in the field.

Printmaking for 5-8 Year Olds [/LINK]

Those who have been able to book into this course will attend on Monday the 3rd of July and Tuesday the 4th of July between 10.30 am and 11.30 am for younger kids aged 5 to 8 in the Education Rooms, like many of these workshops. The hands-on workshop is also run by Leon Fernandes and teaches them techniques and magic for art and printmaking.

Printmaking for 9-12 Year Olds

Another Leon Fernandes workshop is sold out and being held on the afternoon of the 3rd of July in the Education Rooms. This printmaking workshop is aimed at older kids, and they will also learn to showcase their creativity and imagination.

Whilst many of these workshops have been sold out, admission to the museum and its general exhibitions is free – so that's another fun day out. Keep an eye on the Australian Museum website for future workshops and school holiday events.

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