Have a Ball for Science Week

21 August 2014

Ball pit

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The South Australian Museum is inviting visitors to jump into a giant ball pit in its Main Foyer today, as part of a National Science Week activity to find out what ignites inspiration about science and about the Museum.

The Museum has a series of programs as part of National Science Week to engage and delight visitors of all ages, running until Sunday.

On Thursday 21 August from 11am, the Museum is inviting South Australians to join them in the ball pit and share what they think makes the South Australian Museum special.

“We want to know what inspires people about the Museum and about science and the natural world – is it a particular object, an area of research, an experience they may have had as a child, or something else entirely?” said Brian Oldman, Director of the South Australian Museum.

People can contribute to the conversation in person in the ball pit and online using #inspiredby on Twitter.

Also as part of National Science Week, this Sunday from 11am to 3pm, the Museum will hold a free Family Fun Day, with storytelling inside a giant inflatable seahorse, hands-on fun, and science performances on the North Terrace lawns.