Adelaide Botanic Garden’s July School Holidays Activities | 10 – 20 Jul 2017

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Adelaide Botanic Garden’s July School Holidays Activities

Adelaide Botanic Garden’s stacked school holiday program is back, with holiday activities kicking off on Monday 10 July!

Adelaide Botanic Gardens will be hosting a range of activities these July school holidays including some new bird-based beauties this time around! All activities have been designed to promote fun, hands-on learning about plants, people and the environment. Parents are encouraged to book early as spots will sell out!

Prices range from FREE to $20, with running times between 1-1.5 hours. Some activities are tailored for specific age groups – check carefully whether your child is suited to each activity.

Bookings for all activities can be made online HERE. 

To book a place over the phone call 8222 9311.

Circle Family Art Workshop | Create a picture book page!

Dates & Times: Sunday 16 July 2017 10:30am – 12pm & 1:30pm – 3pm

Age Suitability: All ages

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Price: $10 per person | BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Note: TICKET REQUIRED FOR EACH FAMILY MEMBER

Working as a team, each family group (adults and children together) will use mixed media and collage techniques to make artwork inspired by the images from Jeannie Baker’s Circle exhibition. Together, these artworks will form the pages of a new picture book you create about of the adventures of a godwit chick as she follows her parent’s path back to “the place where mud and sand become sea”. An electronic picture book will be developed and distributed to participants after the workshop.

Meet at the Noel Lothian Hall, with activities in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building. Bookings Essential, and include entry to the Circle exhibition – please print Eventbrite ticket for exhibition entry.

Create Spontaneous Nature Collage

Dates & Times: Monday 17 July 2017 10:30am – 11:45am & 1:30pm – 2:45pm | Tuesday 18 July 2017 10:30am – 11:45am

Age Suitability: 5-12 year olds

Duration: 75 minutes

Price: $20 per person | BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Get inspired by images from Jeannie Baker’s Circle exhibition to create your own nature-based collage artwork. You’ll collect a range of natural materials on a scavenger hunt and combine these with coloured paper, paints, fibres and other mixed media to create your own masterpiece. Each artwork will be photographed before you leave and added to a virtual exhibition that you can share with friends and family. Meet at the Noel Lothian Hall, with activities in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building. Bookings Essential, and include entry to the Circle exhibition –  print Eventbrite ticket for exhibition entry.

Bird Brain!

Dates & Times: Wednesday 12 July 2017 2:30pm- 4pm | Friday 14 July 2017 2:30pm – 4pm

Age Suitability: 5-12 year olds

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Price: $15 per person | BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Who are you calling “Bird Brain”? Some of the cleverest animals are birds! To celebrate the Botanic Gardens hosting Jeannie Baker’s latest exhibition, Circle, join Charles Darwin on a musical adventure exploring the relationship between birds and the habitats in which they dwell. In exploring fascinating adaptations to rainforests, wetlands, and deserts, the fantastically feathered provide an awesome understanding of the natural world. As the only survivors of the dinosaur family, birds also give us insight into the world in which T. Rex once stomped and roared! Meet at the Bicentennial Conservatory north entry. Bookings Essential, and include entry to the Circle exhibition – print Eventbrite ticket for exhibition entry.

Garden Critters

Dates & Times: Thursday 13 July 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm | Thursday 20 July 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Age Suitability: 6-12 year olds

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $10 per person | BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Take a guided walk in the Garden to collect curious botanic bits such as seedpods and leaves, then create a cute critter to take home. Due to use of hot glue gun during workshop, parents/carers must work with their children at all times; children under 6yrs cannot be admitted into the activity. Will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building. Bookings Essential.

Making Fire, Making Glue

Dates & Times: Tuesday 18 July 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Age Suitability: All ages

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: FREE | NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED

Learn how Aboriginal people make fire using just what is around them in the Australian bush. Make your own glue from plants! Meet on the Schomburgk Pavilion unless it’s raining, in which case it will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building. No bookings required.

Dreaming Story Telling

Dates & Times: Tuesday 11 July 2017 10:30am – 11:30am

Age Suitability: All ages

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: FREE | NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED

Listen to Aboriginal Dreaming stories and understand what they can teach us about life. Learn how to identify tracks and traces in the environment. Meet at the Lecture Theatre, Goodman Building. No bookings required.

See the Play & Go Winter School Holiday Guide for fun ideas:

Winter School Holiday Guide 2017


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Botanic Gardens of SA website here

What: Adelaide Botanic Garden’s July School Holiday Program

When: 10 – 20 July 2017 | See dates and times for each activity above

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden | North Terrace, Adelaide

Who: Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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