What's on: January School Holidays Program

Join us for some fun filled Aztec adventures this January- decorate an Aztec pot, enjoy cactus bowling and much more!

September School Holidays Program #9

James Horan Photography © Australian Museum

Event Type:
Kids
Date:
3 January 2015 to 26 January 2015
Time:
09.30 AM to 03.00 PM
Location:
Museum-wide
Admission:
Most prices below do not include admission to the Museum, which must be purchased upon arrival.

Sweet Secrets of Chocolate

When: Saturday 24 January 2015, 11.00 am

Cost: Free with Aztecs admission

Learn the difference between white, milk and dark chocolate and discover how chocolate is made. After the presentation you are welcome to join Galit, ask questions and taste cocoa beans, cocoa nibs and enjoy Galit’s Aztec inspired smooth chocolate ganache. This is a real treat for chocolate lovers at any age. Presented by Galit Segev, food consultant, educator and the founder of Galit Food Innovation and Bitter Bean. She is armed with a Master’s degree in Biochemistry and Food Science as well as being a chef, pastry chef and award winner chocolatier.

Places are limited, so reserve your place when you arrive on the day.

Scientist for a Day: AZTECS- BLING, BLING, BLING!

When: Wednesday 14 or Thursday 15, 9am-3pm
Ages: 8-12 years
Cost: $135 ($110 Members) per child including general admission.
Bookings required: Please call 02 9320 6389

Delve into a world of mysterious rituals and fearful gods; discover the Aztecs and the extravagant possessions of the nobles! What treasures would have been fit for an emperor? Would you have lived in luxury as a noble or forced to dress down as a commoner? Interpret the messages from the skies and hang out with Mictlantecuhtli as he celebrates the Day of the Dead.

Scientist for a Day: FROM CAVES TO COMPUTERS - THE STORY OF EVOLUTION

When: Wednesday 21 or Thursday 22, 9am-3pm
Ages: 8-12 years
Cost: $135 ($110 Members) per child including general admission.
Bookings required: Please call 02 9320 6389

Step back from the computer and join us on a journey of discovery as we roam the world to find our family. Where do we fit in? How big is your family tree? Explore our past with our friend the Hobbit and come with us as we bring the search close to home to look at the evolution of Australian fauna.

Aztec Adventures

When: Daily
Time: 10.00am-3.00pm
Ages: 3-12 years
Cost: $5 per child (FREE for accompanying adults)**

Step into an Aztec Adventure and enjoy craft, cactus bowling and so much more!
Decorate an Aztec pot - Paint your own terracotta pot with a cool Aztec design to take home.
Cactus Bowling - Challenge your friends and bowl an Aztec skull through the desert. See how many cacti you can knock over!
Decorate a Giant Wall of Cacti - The Prickly Pear cactus was highly valued by the Aztecs for providing building materials, firewood and making glue. Help us decorate our giant cacti with beautiful paper flowers.

Contact us

For further information on any of our events, please contact us on (02) 9320 6163 or via email.

**= Prices do not include admission to the Museum, which must be purchased upon arrival. See our Admissions page for more information.

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