Science Feast Amid Sounds of the Planet

07 March 2014

Explorers' Tent at WOMADelaide 2014.

Journey into dark caves, deep oceans and icy Antarctica with the South Australian Museum at this year’s World of Music and Dance Festival (WOMADelaide).

Inside the KidZone, the Museum’s Explorers’ Tent will feature a variety of our best and brightest scientists, as well as special entertainer Professor Flint.   

The Museum is collaborating with WOMADelaide to bring science and culture to life for local and international visitors. Children will have the opportunity to register for special sessions with our scientists, while Information Centre staff will be on hand to identify specimens and share their passion for natural science with young enthusiasts.

Did you know that the South Australian Museum has a super hero? Meet our ‘Batman’, Terry Reardon, and learn about the sounds and wonder of bats.

Join Marine Invertebrates Collection Manager Dr Andrea Crowther as she delves below 200 metres into the ocean where animals produce their own light. Learn about animals that live in complete darkness in the deep ocean, and how and why they produce their own light!

The Museum’s Antarctic explorer Mark Stevens looks at collembola – tiny land animals from the icy continent.

Terrestrial invertebrates expert Kate Sparks takes audiences into dark caves. Put a head torch on and find weird and wonderful cave critters!

Sing along with Professor Flint as he performs from his CD, Dinosaurs Down Under.

Three to six-year-olds are invited to enjoy our “Tell Me A Story” sessions, which offers a serene and entertaining alternative to the concerts outside.

The Explorers’ Tent will be open from 12pm – 6pm from Saturday 8 – Monday 10 March at the WOMADelaide festival.

 

The South Australian Museum is participating in WOMADelaide thanks to the generous support of the Thyne Reid Foundation.