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Summer Splash at the SA Museum

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Get lost at the SA Museum
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South Australian Museum

Finding school holiday activities that are fun can be a challenge, especially after the first couple of weeks when you have pretty much exhausted the kids' favourite choices.

So it will come as a pleasant surprise that the South Australian Museum and Splash Adelaide have dreamed up some new things to do in Adelaide which are suitable for all ages.

Yes, that means even YOU get to enjoy yourself.
You've got four choices of things to do. Or do them all if you have the time.

Follow the Trail
I regularly mention heritage trail maps in my articles, but this time the museum is providing a self-guided trail map to help explore the Museum's galleries and amazing collections.

As I usually get lost in the museum a trail map is a grand idea. There are four exciting trails to choose from - or spread them out over a couple of visits.

Water Fun
You know how much children love water (unless it involves taking a bath). Why not cool off this summer and have a splash in the plesiosaur water feature at the museum and search for specially placed treasures in the rock pools?

Roman Games
Try your hand at this range of ancient Roman games.

Tabula is an ancient Roman board game similar to backgammon.
Test your strategic thinking with Merels, a board game using counters.
Tali (or Knucklebones) was played in ancient Rome over 2800 years ago!
Mosaicis the art of creating images with small pieces of materials. The floors of Roman buildings were often decorated with mosaics created from coloured glass, stone or other materials.
Christians vs Lions, played at the Adelaide zoo? No, this one is NOT available this summer, sorry.

Yard Games
The Museum's front lawns (looking much better than in my photo) will come alive with a range of large yard games including Snakes & Ladders, Quoits and Tumble Towers. Come and join in the fun!

How's that for things to do in Adelaide?
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Why? Give the kids something to do
When: 10am to 5pm
Where: SA Museum, North terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free!
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