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Going to the museum for fun is not a contradiction in terms
Mums and dads, are you ready for another round of school holidays? Those school terms certainly don't seem as long as when we were at school, do they?
The Redland Museum has some great activities that may help you and the youngsters get along just fine throughout the school break.
These activities reflect the museum's participation in the Quandamooka Festival which celebrates culture, country and people of the Quandamooka Coast, covering Brisbane's coast and Moreton Bay. The theme this year is Water.
Monday 26th June Rain Sticks 10.15am – 11.15am Cost:- Entry to museum $2.00pp Making rain sticks out of recycled materials, this creative activity will have the children explore the sound effects of rain falling when it is turned over and over.
The children will design their own rain stick using cylinder cardboard rolls, feathers, beads, rice and coloured felt tips to create a cool craft percussion instrument Tuesday 27th June Message in a bottle 10.15am – 11.15am Cost:- Entry to museum $2.00pp Using recyclable plastic bottles the children will create their own personalised "Message in a bottle". They will make fun scrolls for inside the bottle including listing their favourite things, drawing their own map of the Redlands, drawing a picture of themselves, or writing information about 2017.
The Message in a Bottle can be a wonderful keepsake to be opened in a few years' time and read all about their life in 2017.
Wed 28th June Plastic bag jelly fish 10.15am – 11.15am
Cost:- Entry to museum $2.00pp
Children will create a fun, mesmerising jelly fish in a bottle and see how it moves in the water. Children love the craze of flipping plastic bottles, adding an educational twist to make their own bottled jelly fish.
Your child will have fun trying to confuse the jellyfish by turning the bottle back and forth very fast. They can also learn about the relationship between the direction of the bottle and the movement of the jelly fish
Monday 3rd July Fish in a bag soap 10.15am – 11.15am
Cost:- Entry to museum $3.00pp
Your child will have the ultimate fun in creating their own show ground fish in a bag soap. Using a sensitive and kid friendly soap base the children will be helped to make their own soap using clear melt and pour soap and choose from colourful fish for their individual soap creation.
Tuesday 4th July Hand dot painting with water paints 10.15am – 11.15am
Cost:- Entry to museum $2.00
A fun activity for children to freely explore this painting technique and the interesting patterns and shapes that emerge from dot painting.
Using the outline of their hands the children will paint with cotton buds or sticks to create their own unique artistic design, exploring with colours, techniques and imagination. This activity is great to help with fine motor skills.
How much fun do these activities look?
Stradbroke Dreamtime Book Story Telling is a special event to be held on Wednesday, 5th July, featuring tales from the Stradbroke Dreamtime book by local author Oodgeroo. Between 10am to 11:30am special Quandamooka guest and relative of Oodgeroo, Kaleenah Edwards, will be retelling these Dreamtime stories. Kaleenah has just completed touring with Queensldand Theartre Company peforming the Stradbroke dream time play. Suitable for 4-12 years.
This session costs Museum Entrance Fee plus $5.00. Bookings essential.
The Redland Museum is child friendly and thousands of local school children pass through the front door each year on school excursions.
My recommendation for an exciting day out would be to arrive at the museum by 9:30am allowing the youngsters to have a look at the toys and trikes from days gone by. After one of these wonderful workshops walk the youngsters to the adjacent showgrounds, and producing some sandwiches or fruit from your hand/man bag, delight them with a picnic lunch in the fresh air. Not only that, all kids seem to love chasing the ibis and seagulls that frequent the soccer fields. Really dazzling parents may even consider producing a ball or two to give the kids a further opportunity to utilise some of that energy.
Museum Admission Prices are:
Plus $2/person participating in the workshop
Please book a ticket for admission and a ticket for each person attending the workshop.
Also note that all children must be accompanied by at least one adult while in the Museum.
Fun in the Sun - Priceless.
Bookings are essential for all School Holiday activities.
The Redland Museum is located at 60 Smith Street, Cleveland in the Showgrounds precinct. Both on and off street parking is available. Also note that this venue is wheelchair friendly.