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Learn About Making a Movie at the National Motor Museum (Image Supplied)


With the July school holidays coming up, the History Trust of South Australia has gone all out to find fun things to do in their museums. Some of the activities for kids are free, and the others have only a modest cost. As always, remember that you should book early to avoid disappointment if bookings are required.

School holidays at the South Australian Maritime Museum – Snowmaggedon: The Penguins of Antarctica
Sailing the perilous waters of the Caribbean, it is just another ordinary day of seafaring and skulduggery for the crew of the good ship HMS Griselda. Until they stumble across a very lost penguin called Burt.

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Snowmaggedon: The Penguins of Antarctica at the Maritime Museum (Image Supplied)


Snowmageddon: The Penguins of Antarctica takes you on a voyage to one of the coldest and darkest places on Earth. Join our swashbuckling pirates as they head due south to discover the true meaning of friendship, and what it means to help someone just because you can.

Our chilly children's performance is part of the Winterfest Festival at Port Adelaide. See the show, explore the museum and then head over to Harts Mill for more winter warming wonders including workshops, music and food. Presented by the zany team at Heapsgood Productions for the South Australian Maritime Museum.

Dates: July 9 to 20, weekdays at 11am and 1pm, $6 per child (bookings not required).

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Fun Things to Do at the National Motor Museum (Image Supplied)


School holidays at the National Motor Museum – GooRoo Animation – Make Your Own Movies
Are you the next Steven Spielberg? Visit the National Motor Museum these July school holidays to test your skills.

GooRoo Animation Claymation workshops are on the first weekend of the holidays, and you can learn to create your very own movies. They will teach you about what goes into making a film, giving you a behind the scenes glimpse into producing an animated movie professionally. Check out all the vehicles on display, then create your own plasticine model car and be the star of the show.

Movies will be filmed and put together using the Stop Motion Studio app for mobile devices. They will then be uploaded to YouTube via the GooRoo Animation Workshops channel so you can share them with all your friends and family.

Dates: July 14 and 15 2018, 11am – 3pm. This fun for kids is free with National Motor Museum admission (bookings not required).

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Play Mani Mani at the Migration Museum - Free Event (Image Supplied)


School holidays at the Migration Museum – My Paintings Speak for Me: Painting Workshops
In the first week of the school holidays, Aboriginal artist Kunyi McInerney is hosting painting workshops at the Migration Museum as part of her exhibition, My Paintings Speak for Me.

She will teach children about the methods and techniques she uses when creating a piece of her own, and also talk about her exhibition and what her paintings mean to her.

Everything is provided for you, so all you need to do is come to the Migration Museum, get ready to get creative and make your very own painting.

Dates: Monday July 9 and Wednesday July 11, 10.30am-12pm, Cost: $10 per child aged from 5 to 12 (bookings are essential and can be made online).

School holidays at the Migration Museum – Play Mani Mani
Pop into the Migration Museum to explore and play Aboriginal children's games - Mani Mani, kolchee puth. Do something new and different during your July school holidays, and explore the museum while you visit.

Dates: July 7 – 11, from 10am-4pm, This is a free event and bookings not required.

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Free Things to Do: Banner Making at Centre of Democracy (Image Supplied)


School holidays at the Centre of Democracy – Build a Banner
Get crafty at the Centre of Democracy this school holidays, and design and create your own personal banner.

Imagine parading your banner down the streets of Adelaide supporting the important issues and ideas that matter most to you. Learn about the power of signs and posters to make real change, see a real trade union banner on display, and take home your own creative masterpiece. It's another of the free things to do from the History Trust.

Dates: July 17 and 18, from 10am - 12pm. Free, for ages 8 – 12 years (bookings are essential and can be made online).
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Your Comment
Snowmaggedon looks a bit like Ozzie ostrich in drag!
Thanks for the info Dave, I didn't know about some of these exhibitions.
by Jenny Esots (score: 3|1135) 151 days ago
Great school holidays choices! Hey - congrats on your 2 million views!!!! Awesome work Dave!
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3057) 148 days ago
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