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What's On at the South Australian Museum - January 2021

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January School Holidays
The South Australian Museum is a fun educational environment to take the kids during school holidays, with plenty for them to see and do. The museum is a multi-generational space keeping kids and adults entertained.

This January, the SA Museum has a variety of great exhibits and events.

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The Shadow Initiation

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The COVID situation has meant that many of the exhibit touchscreens around the Museum have been turned off. The Shadow Initiation is a museum experience which will see you race against the clock to solve as many puzzles as possible in just one hour to earn points and attempt to prove you are worthy of joining a mysterious, top-secret society The Secret Order of Quill and Compass. There are over 40 puzzles to complete, however, it is impossible to complete them all in one game. Choose wisely, be strategic and attempt to earn as many points as possible.

The game is aimed at adults but could be enjoyed from age 7 and up. To play you will need to hire a tablet which can be shared by up to 4 people. One player must be 16 years and over and must be able to leave their ID with the Museum Shop.

The cost to hire a tablet is $49 (General Public) or $35 (Museum Member). Tablets can be booked at the website.

HER STORY: Inspiring Women in STEM

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Dr Rachael King. Photo: South Australian Museum


Celebrating significant contributions to science by women through history. This exhibition shares the stories of visible role models who inspire, encourage and motivate the next generation of young women to follow their dreams in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Hear the stories of Emily Hack, Professor Caroline McMillen, Colonet (Ret'd) Pamela Melroy and Dr Rachael King during opening hours through to 7 February 2021. Entry is free.

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Commemorating the birth of the SA Museum's first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse, this biennial prize provides an opportunity for today's artists to investigate the world around them and present their perspectives on natural science.

This exhibition of the finalist entries is available through to 8 March 2021. Cost is free to Museum Members and $12 adults and $8 concession for non-members. Children under 13 are free if accompanied by a paying adult.

Bookings can be made at the website.

SA Museum School Holiday Program

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There is a variety of fantastic events and activities available this January school holidays at the SA Museum. All activities cost $15 general public and $12 Museum Members.

Draw! Recycle! Explore!
4 8 January 2021 11 am 12 pm and 1 pm to 2 pm
Age: All
Duration: 1 hour


Join visual artist Fran Callen and create your own experimental drawings on recycled packaging using pen, pencil or natural pigments found in your own backyard.

Tickets available at the website.

Exploring Trace from the Ediacaran Era
11 15 January 2021
Age: 5 and up (11 am to 12 pm) or 13 and up (1pm to 2 pm)
Duration: 1 hour


Use movement, drawing and clay to imagine how creatures evolved and moved from plants to early animal life. In this playful workshop, your little ones can explore their curiosity, research creatively and delve deep into the past to find out more about South Australia's 550 million-year-old fossils.

Tickets are available at the website.

Movement in the Museum
18 22 January 2021 11 am to 12 pm
Age: 5 12 years
Duration: 1 hour


What would it be like to have a tail or fins and maybe fur? Children can conjure their own imagined creature through movement around the Museum's Biodiversity Gallery.

Tickets are available at the website.

Natural Forms through Movement
18 22 January 2021 1 pm to 2 pm
Age: 13 years and up
Duration: 1 hour


Imagine how sea sponges produce glass in the deep sea or what patterns do shrimp make when forming nests. This workshop has a conceptual focus, translating the natural forms found in the museum into movement and beyond.

Tickets are available at the website.

Making about the Museum
Ages: 5 to 12 years


Find interesting objects around the museum and gain ideas for art you can do at home.

Download the Making about the Museum trail map at the website (https://docs.samuseum.sa.gov.au/8kizivbff) or collect from the information desk at the Museum.

This activity is free.

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Membership

Become a South Australian Museum member and receive:

free entry to all exhibitions
skip the queue into exhibitions using the dedicated members entry
exclusive invitations to member experiences
priority booking and member discounts
exclusive access to unique museum experiences
15% discount in the museum cafe
10% discount in the museum shop

Membership costs are:

Individual $70
Joint (two adults residing at the same address) $95
Family (two adults and up to three children aged 5-15 years) $99
Concession student (full time, age 16 years and over) $50
Concession pensioner $50
Joint concession $70

See the website for further benefits to museum membership.

The South Australian Museum has implemented the COVID QR code system. You are required to sign in on arrival at the museum.
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Why? Educational and Fun
When: January 2021
Phone: 82077500
Where: North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free to paid exhibitions and events
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Love the museum, great for the kids.
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