4-5, 11-12 October 2023
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Winging It at the Museum - School Holiday Program


Sensory-friendly session:
Thursday 5 October, 3pm-4.30pm

General Admission: $10
Junior Museum Member $15

For ages 7-17

Take flight at the South Australian Museum these school holidays with a colourful and creative workshop exploring the science of native birdlife.

Join us for a tour of our Biodiversity Gallery (45 minutes) where we’ll take a closer look at our feathered friends and learn how they’ve adapted to survive and thrive through biomimicry and other fascinating tricks.

Then, we’ll put those lessons into practice by decorating our own kite inspired by the colours and patterns of the native birds we’ve seen in the Museum’s collection.

This 90-minute workshop is led by Heidi, our Learning Program Officer. Each participant will receive their own kite kit and see the Museum’s taxidermy specimens up close.

Please note: An accompanying adult is required to stay with the participant for the duration of the workshop if the child is under 16. Accompanying adults do not require a ticket. Kite-making requires some fine motor skills, and younger children may need assistance with some parts of this workshop. Heidi is an experienced teacher but can't help everyone at once; accompanying adults must be prepared to support your child/children where required.

Need to turn down the volume? We have a sensory-friendly session of this workshop available on Thursday 5 October.

Important Notes

  • This workshop is aimed at 7-17 year olds. No prior knowledge or experience is required.

  • Meet in the Main Foyer by our Egyptian column to have your tickets scanned. Our workshop leader will then guide you to the location of the workshop.

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