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A Magnificent Moreton Bay Fig Tree on North Terrace

North Terrace had seldom been used as an event venue until the spectacularly successful Adelaide Night Market changed that.

As the weather cools the Night Market has wound back to fortnightly but those imaginative elves at Splash Adelaide have developed an alternative way to keep us busy about Adelaide.

If you're wondering what is on in Adelaide on Friday and Saturday evenings, then look no further.

Nights on North Terrace is a new activity hosted by Adelaide's iconic institutions on North Terrace. Think the State Library, the SA Museum, the Migration Museum, and the Old Adelaide Gaol (well, it's not that far from North Terrace).

The focus initially is on family fun and educational activities, although more events will be announced later on the event website.

Please note that numbers are limited and bookings are essential for many events.

SA Museum

Fossil Torchlight Tours explore the fossil gallery after dark with singing palaeontologist Professor Flint.
When: 19 April, 6:30pm & 7:30pm (45 min duration)
Where: Meet in Main Foyer
Cost: Free. Bookings are essential 8207 7090
Best suited to children 8 years
Maximum capacity 25 per session

Tell Me a Bedtime Story put on your pyjamas and take your snuggle rug for soothing bedtime stories with the animals, then enjoy a light supper in the Museum Cafe.
When: 19 April, 5:30pm (30 min duration)
Where: World Mammals Gallery Ground floor
Cost: Free. Bookings are essential 8207 7090
Maximum capacity 10 children (3-5) and their families

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The Institute Building on North Terrace

State Library

Bookings here or phone (08) 8207 7258.

Visit the State Library and enjoy a special story time session with Emily before watching an exciting movie.

Horton Hears a Who
Take a trip with Horton to save a tiny world. Or is he really just trying to save a speck of dust?
When: 5 April. Storytelling starts at 5.30pm, movies commence at 6pm. Free, but bookings essential.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Undertake a wondrous journey with Charlie, Grandpa Jo and the mysterious Willy Wonka.
When: 3 May. Storytelling starts at 5.30pm, movies commence at 6pm. Free but bookings essential.

The Goonies
Join with the Goonies to find One-Eyed Willie's treasure and save the neighbourhood.
When: 7 June. Storytelling starts at 5.30pm, movies commence at 6pm. Free but bookings essential.

Where: Institute Building, Cnr North Tce and Kintore Ave, Adelaide.

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The Migration Museum

Migration Museum

One of the treasures of the City of Adelaide, Colonel William Light's original plan for the City is on display at the Migration Museum.

In a series of three interactive sessions, families will have the opportunity to explore Colonel Light's plan in detail, and through interaction with the Museum's collections, see how the fabric of the city has been built by migrants from around the globe.

Each session will start with a focus on a particular site on the City map the Chinese paifang, complete with guardian lions, the Adelaide City Mosque with its minarets, and the modest German settlers' cottages in North Adelaide - and will include a hands-on opportunity to make and taste some treats from traditional cuisine.

Now if there's something I can't resist, it's an event with free food!

When: 26th April, 10th May & 14th June. 4.30-6pm.
Where: Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide
Bookings are essential. Call Alison on 8203 9891 or email arussell@history.sa.gov.au.

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Old Adelaide Gaol


Adelaide Gaol
On April 27, an event is planned for the old Adelaide gaol, but no details have been released yet. Check the Nights on North Terrace page.
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Why? Entertain yourself and the kids
Where: North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Hi Dave,
Thanks for the great promotion! In relation to the Migration Museum events, we've had to swap the date of the April session from 12th to the 26th. Is there any chance you could update the dates in your post?
With thanks, Allison
by aruss (score: 1|32) 2420 days ago
In conjunction with Nights on North Terrace Old Adelaide Gaol proudly present FREE family friendly movies, so head on down for some Movie Madness at the Gaol!

Saturday 27 April 2013 at 5pm - Casper the Friendly Ghost
Saturday 1 June 2013 at 5pm - Hotel Transylvania
Saturday 29 June 2013 at 5pm - The Addams Family Values

Where: Adelaide Gaol, 18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton (free parking)
Cost: FREE.
No alcohol

For more info - please check the event web page listed above
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11266) 2423 days ago
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