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Free Market Busters @ Queen Victoria Market

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by Tarryn Guttenberg (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer born in Johannesburg now living in Melbourne. I love travelling and have lived in London and Taipei as well as travelling in and around South Africa. I have a great interest in exploring and love to share my finds with others.
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With a new focus on health and fresh produce in today's society, Queen Victoria Market offers a unique, fun and educational experience for children during the school holiday period.



The Queen Victoria Market itself has long been Melbourne's premier market since 1878 and has earned the right as both a local and tourist icon in Melbourne.

Queen Victoria Market is famous for its fresh produce, delicatessen products, meats and seafood and this program has been designed to transfer the Queen Victoria Market into a fantastical food science lab.

This free event is being led by the CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Education presenters, where children attending this unique and exciting program will be allowed to discover and explore different ways fresh produce from the Queen Victoria market can be used to create a variety of science experiments.

Children will learn how to, 'Extract some DNA from a market fruit, stop your apple turning brown and create an acid-base indicator from a very bright vegetable'.

The Queen Victoria Market sheds will host these interesting and active experiments and children will be given take home activity packs to explore long after the entertainment at this fantastic shopping destination is completed.

The science performances will be held at the Queen Victoria Market in L shed at 10am, 11am and 12pm with performances lasting thirty minutes. Places have been limited to 20 children, so ensure your little scientist's place early to avoid disappointment.
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Why? A free fun and educational activity for the kids on school holidays!
When: 10th and 12th July 2012 at 10am, 11am & 12pm
Phone: 03 9320 5822
Where: L shed in Queen Victoria Market
Cost: Free!
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