What's on: September School Holidays Program

Grab your amigos and enjoy fun craft, cactus bowling, the chance to dress up Mexican-style, and more. ‘Ole!

September School Holidays Program #8

James Horan Photography © Australian Museum

Event Type:
Kids
Date:
20 September 2014 to 6 October 2014
Location:
Museum-wide
Admission:
Most prices below do not include admission to the Museum, which must be purchased upon arrival.

Scientist for a Day: The Mighty Aztecs

When: Wednesday 24 or Thursday 25 September, 9am–3pm
Ages: 8–12 years
Cost: $135 ($110 Members) per child including general admission.
Bookings required: Please call 02 9320 6389.

Who were the Mexicah? Why did their ruler forbid anyone to wear shoes around him? How did they communicate, if they didn’t use written words? Find out if you would have been an eagle or jaguar warrior, and help the King of Spain decide if he should try and make the Aztec empire part of the Spanish empire.


Scientist for a Day: Survival Science

When: Wednesday 1 or Thursday 2 October, 9am–3pm
Ages: 8–12 years
Cost: $135 ($110 Members) per child including general admission.
Bookings required: Please call 02 9320 6389.

If your plane crashed in the middle of Australia, would you know how to survive? How would you find your way back to civilisation? Join us for a huge day of epic survival skills and weird “survival science” experiments! Discover how to track different Australian animals, deal with a snake bite, find water in the desert and signal for help with Morse-code!
 

Mexican Playground

When: Daily
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 15
Cost: $5 per child (FREE for accompanying adults)** 

Step into our Mexican Playground these September school holidays and experience all the magic and colour of your very own fiesta.
Make a Quetzal Glider - Colour in a paper quetzal bird and decorate it with colourful streamers before launching it in the air to discover how far it will fly.
Decorate a Giant MosaicAncient Mexico is renowned for vivid greenstone mosaics. Join together with friends to decorate our giant wall mosaic.
Make an Ojo de Dios (God’s Eye)The traditional God's Eye is a spiritual object that is said to possess the power to see and understand the "unknown."
Cactus Bowling - Challenge your friends and bowl a tumbleweed ball through the desert. See how many cacti you can knock over!
Build an Aztec temple - Use giant blocks to build an Aztec temple. Can you build a Mexican pyramid or re-create a sculpture from our Aztecs exhibition?
Dress Up Costumes - Beat the heat with one of our sombreros, a colourful poncho or a traditional Aztec outfit.


Aztecs sewing workshop

When: Tuesday 23 September
Time: 9:50 - 11.30am (Meet at the information desk in the Atrium, Level G.)
Ages: 6+
Cost: $15 per child (FREE for accompanying adults)** 
Bookings required: Online bookings only.

Discover more about the colours, fabrics and handicrafts of the Aztecs in this fun sewing session. Children will work together with a parent to create a shoulder bag featuring an Aztec design.

Trixi Symonds is a Sydney designer and teacher and the author of “Sew Together Grow Together”, a collection of 20 original hand sewing projects that bring parents and children together to learn simple sewing techniques and to nurture their creativity.
 

School Holiday Activities for Under 5s

Springtime is here! Bring your Mini Explorers (3-5 years) and Tiny Tots (1-3 years) to discover what happens to plants and animals in spring. For more information and how to book these programs, go to:
Miny Explorers page (3-5 years) or Tiny Tots page (1-3 years).


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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