15 April - 23 April 2024

School Holiday Activities

General admission: $30
Junior Museum members: $25

Head to the Museum these school holidays for hands-on workshops, programs, and family friendly fun.

Beehive Hangs at the Museum (Ages 4-7) | 22 April 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Beehive Hangs at the Museum (Ages 8-12) | 23 April 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Make a bee-line to the South Australian Museum these school holidays for a hands-on workshop all about North Terrace’s buzziest residents.

Learn all about one of nature’s hard-working pollinators: the humble bee! Join Xandra from Xannie’s Bees in the Discovery Centre where you'll create your own bee-themed plant pot to take home and encourage pollination in your own backyard.

Have a sticky-beak at the Museum's 90-year-old bee colony living in our observation beehive, try on some beekeeping gear, and grab a taste of honey straight from the hive!

Fun with Fossils (Ages 5-11) | 15 April 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Fun with Fossils (Ages 12 -17) | 16 April 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Dig into the fossilised past these school holidays with a hands-on workshop exploring the ancient oceans that once covered our own backyard.

Join palaeontologist and artist Riley in the Learning Space, level 2, and explore fascinating fossil specimens that lived, died, and sunk to the ocean floor at different stages of the distant past, from ammonites and crinoids to corals.

You will assemble your own unique aquatic fossil creature which will then be cast in plaster for you to take home!

Brainy Games | 18 - 20 April 2024, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Where: South Australian Museum, Learning Space, Level 2

Ever wondered about your amazing brain and how it helps you to understand the world?  Ever wanted to see what a research scientist does? Adelaide University School of Psychology is at the South Australian Museum these school holidays with fun, interactive games that are part of their scientific research. Children and adults are invited to play games which cover a wide range of topics including understanding how we use logic to think, how we show our emotions, how we recognise other people (even when they look different), and how we use someone's appearance to make decisions about them.

This is a free activity, no bookings required.

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