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Discover a whole world of things to do designed for families and children 7+. Join us for the school holidays!

Join us for the September-October school holidays! Book into our fun and educational workshops, download our Junior Nature Photography trail, and visit our Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition.

Bird’s Eye View Photography Workshops

Coo coo, calling all budding photographers! Are you free-as-a-bird these school holidays and keen to capture your own amazing wildlife photographs? Why not come along to the South Australian Museum and discover the science and creativity of nature photography?

Professional wildlife photographer and Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 finalist Craig Greer will take you under-his-wing to learn some tips and tricks for photographing our fine feathered friends, the noble pigeon!

This hands-on workshop includes a FREE guided tour of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition, followed by a guided photography session with Craig on the Museum’s front lawns. Don’t delay: bookings are essential and places in these workshops are rarer than hen’s teeth!

This FREE workshop is thanks to the generous support of the City of Adelaide.

Dates: Monday 27th and Thursday 29th September

Sessions:

  • 10.30am-12noon (ages 5-9 years)

  • 1.00pm-2.30pm (ages 10-14 years)

Please note: Children are required to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session. Participants are encouraged to BYO devices; however, the Museum can also provide if needed. Please let us know if we can help by adding these details in notes when booking.

Book now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/birds-eye-view-photography-workshops-tickets-167269673095

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Discover: Birds!

Birds inhabit every continent! Their colour, song and flight captivate the imagination.

Come along to the South Australian Museum and join us for this program that will explore a number of the South Australian birds and consider what an animal’s beaks, wings and feet can tell us about the habits of various species through activities and collage. Ages 6-13 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Monday 4 October

Times:

  • Session 1: 10.30am – 11.30am

  • Session 2: 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Cost: General Public- $15/person; SA Museum Members- $12/person

Book now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/discover-birds-tickets-168082662769

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Discover: Bees!

Visit the South Australian Museum’s historic Beehive Corner, humming away since 1933! Learn about Native and European bees and then make a bee model or jewellery based on an original South Australian Museum design. Ages 6-13 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Tuesday 5 October

Times:

  • Session 1: 10.30am – 11.30am

  • Session 2: 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Cost: General Public- $15/person; SA Museum Members- $12/person

Book now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/discover-bees-tickets-168085290629


 

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Discover: Frogs!

Come and meet our newest friends, the Discovery Centre tadpoles! Learn about local frog species and make an origami frog friend to take home. Ages 6-13 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Wednesday 6 October

Times:

  • Session 1: 10.30am – 11.30am

  • Session 2: 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Cost: General Public- $15/person; SA Museum Members- $12/person

Book now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/discover-frogs-tickets-168087473157


 

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Junior Photography Trail

Do you like taking photos of nature? The South Australian Museum is sending you on a self-guided photography quest through the Museum and into the great outdoors to snap your own top ten nature photographs inspired by this year's Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year!

Pick up a copy of the trail at the Museum, grab a device, and try your hand at these photography activities. Who knows, your photo could even be selected for next year's Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year.

Dates: Saturday 25 September- Sunday 10 October

Times: 10am-5pm

Cost: FREE

Download the Junior Photography Trail here.

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The Shadow Initiation

Unique Museum experience

Race against the clock on a brand new adventure, seeing the Museum like never before. It's part-escape room, part-scavenger hunt, part behind-the-scenes Museum tour. You've never played a game like this one. 1 hour, 40+ puzzles to attempt. Unlock the secrets of the Museum — are you worthy?

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