School holiday program

Kids enjoying the School Holiday Program

Children and families enjoying the school holiday program.

Our school holiday program activities are validated Children's University activities. We also have a worksheet for the Waterhouse exhibition.

Supported by Carbon Neutral Adelaide.


July school holiday program: Art + Science

Children doing craft

Image: Sia Duff


July 9-13, 10am-12pm


Drop in during the first week of the school holidays for art activities! Make your own artwork inspired by the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.

In partnership with Bunnings Warehouse.


Jo Bain by Sia Duff

Image: Jo Bain, by Sia Duff


Book here. 

July 16-20 / 11am daily

Duration: 45 minutes / Bookings essential / Recommended ages: 7-14

The Museum’s taxidermist and model maker, Jo Bain, will give children an insight into his work, followed by a workshop where children will make their own model.



July 16-20 / 11am-5pm daily

Drop-in / Recommended ages: 5-12

South Australian artist James Dodd combines art and science to make painting machines! Come play with fun machines that adapt technology to new, creative uses, and make your own artwork.



July 16-20 /  10am-4pm

Drop-in / Recommended ages: 5-12

What do you look forward to in each season? Are you counting down the days until Spring, or do you love staying indoors during the rainy season? Drop in and make your own seasonal calendar from recycled materials.